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

Nicholas Sushkin nsushkin at
Sun Feb 19 20:54:13 CET 2006

On Sunday 19 February 2006 01:14, gnupg-users-request at wrote: 

> 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,
> ...).

Realistically speaking, when free software does not interoperate with the 
commercial software with a large mindshare, it's the free software loss. 
On the other hand, the Samba project that enabled interoperation enjoyed 
tremendous support and success.
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