Finally: Login via SSH authentication with OpenPGP smart card & 100% Free Software PCMCIA reader

Lionel Elie Mamane lionel at
Sat Feb 18 07:25:46 CET 2006

On Sat, Feb 18, 2006 at 12:33:03AM +0200, Alon Bar-Lev wrote:

> I still don't understand why you use PKCS#1, PKCS#8, X.509, CMC,
> S/MIME and more... Why don't you invent some replacements for these
> too?

Big news for you: We are here precisely because we prefer OpenPGP to
S/MIME. And *I* certainly don't use S/MIME. I use X.509 when really,
really forced to (for TLS/SSL HTTP, jabber, POP3, IMAP4, ... servers),
and then usually in a "flat" mode (self-signed certs, my own CA,

I don't even know what CMC is, and in the PKCS#n galaxy, which one n=1
and n=8 refer to. Maybe I use them without knowing it?


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