E-Mail Encryption: Why Isn't Everyone Doing It?

Anthony E. Greene agreene@pobox.com
Fri Oct 25 18:29:01 2002

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On 25-Oct-2002/11:49 +0200, Adrian von Bidder <avbidder@fortytwo.ch> wrote:
>Perhaps a good way to improve userfriendliness of pgp frontends would be
>to include and trust the keys of a few pgpcas by default.

Good idea. I think it might be better to offer the user an opportunity to
choose keys to trust. There might be ethnic, religious, nationalistic,
and/or other concerns about trusting certain CAs.

>The installer should
> - force/encourage people to generate or import a key for them
> - add a few trusted pgpcas (and offer to sign their keys, so
>explicitely marking them as trusted would not be necessary
> - chose a good keyserver
> - offer links to pgpcas' instructions on how to get certified.

It should also make a revocation cert and backup copies of the keyrings
and offer to put those on separate media.

It seems to me that a shell script using "dialog" or a Tcl/Tk script may
be able to do most or all of this.

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