key-signing for pseudonyms

Atom 'Smasher' atom-gpg at
Tue May 18 21:10:19 CEST 2004

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On Tue, 18 May 2004, Thomas wrote:

> Not really what i meant. I was thinking more of a signature only the
> holder of the secret key is able to decrypt.

do you mean only the owner of the key can decrypt?
or only the owner of the key can use?

if you mean the former, that can be accomplished by signing their key and
sending it to them, encrypted. after they successfully decrypt it, they
can then circulate it.

if you mean the latter, then it serves no purpose in the web of trust.

or... do you mean i signature that's not easily traced back to the signer?
in which case, one could generate keys all day long, use them to sign
their dubious key... which would seem to only pollute the web of trust.


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