openPGP vs x509

Werner Koch wk at
Wed Apr 7 13:04:37 CEST 2004

On Wed, 7 Apr 2004 04:48:06 -0400 (EDT), Atom 'Smasher' said:

> my understanding of SSL/TLS is that the client can authenticate the
> server, but the server has no way to authenticate the client (via

TLS provides such a mechanism but sane users don't hand their money
over to Verisign for a user certificate.  I don't know whether
browsers support this at all.


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