evolution & textmode
Brian V Bonini
b-bonini at cox.net
Mon Jan 19 20:16:15 CET 2004
On Mon, 2004-01-19 at 17:55, Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> On Monday 19 January 2004 19:20, Brian V Bonini wrote:
> > On Mon, 2004-01-19 at 11:59, debianuser wrote:
> > > Hello Brian,
> > >
> > > On Mon, Jan 19, 2004 at 11:19:16AM -0500, Brian V Bonini wrote:
> > > > How can I force Evolution to use textmode signatures?
> > >
> > > I found this gnupg-users thread for you. I think it might be
> > > helpful.
> > Thanks Nick, however I have no problem with it being an attachment
> > but I was hoping for it to be a textmode attachment rather then
> > binary.
> > IE: looking for this:
> > gpg: textmode signature, digest algorithm SHA1
> > rather then this:
> > gpg: binary signature, digest algorithm SHA1
> Why do you want to do this? Following the "MIME Security with OpenPGP"
> specification (RFC 3156) the to be signed data is first canonicalized
> (e.g. all line endings are converted to CRLF) and then the signature is
> calculated. Textmode signatures don't make any sense in this setting.
> They were used by PGP 2 in order to circumvent exactly the problems
> that are nowadays circumvented by the canonicalization prior to
> calculating the signature. Textmode signatures do only make sense when
> you clearsign a text. But Evolution doesn't support clearsigning AFAIK.
Because quite a few mailing lists will not allow it because it's a
binary attachment. Half-ass anti-virus tactics I suppose. Obviously can
work around it but was just curious if it was possible with Evo.
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