Automated processes

John M Church at
Sat Apr 8 01:29:13 CEST 2006

Qed/Ryan et al,
Yes you have to pass the filter a seed to run the encryption but I have 
to admit I don't know how it decrypts the code automagically.  Ben Mord 
and I took this offline and he likened the resulting block to a fancy 
lock with the key in it b/c the seed I passed to start the encryption 
has to be available to Perl when it interprets my code.  I suspect you 
would agree.  Ben has a similar need for automated decryption as I do 
but does the decryption via a specialized computer dedicated to the task 
whose access and config is tightly controlled - see his response.

Do either of you guys do automated decryption?  This doesn't seem to be 
addressed in the FAQ - just automated signing.  I'm open to suggestions.

btw - am I screwing up my responses?  There seem to be mult. threads 
being generated.  I'm just hitting reply.


Qed wrote:

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>On 04/07/2006 09:56 PM, John M Church wrote:
>>Not sure if "mask the passphrase in a non-obvious way" does justice to
>>encrypting it with a filter and strong algorithm - ref.
>><>.  Were you
>>thinking I was only hiding it in clear text?
>Simply I don't know anything about this perl module, but where the key
>to decrypt the passphrase would be stored? If such a safe place exists
>why not using it directly for the gpg passphrase?
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