Is the OpenPGP model still useful?

Marcio B. Jr. marcio.barbado at
Wed Jul 6 22:39:44 CEST 2011

Dear Doug,
I don't know what "IDOYTM" is supposed to mean, "and am" afraid I'm
not enough-of-a-teenager to get really concerned with that.

If the existence of big fans justifies quality, Amy Winehouse would be
Teresa of Calcutta.

My question, which, I must emphasize for you, is a question — not an
assertion, was on mathematical coherence.


On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 4:37 PM, Doug Barton <dougb at> wrote:
> On 07/06/2011 10:28, Marcio B. Jr. wrote:
>> Hello,
>> resuming this thread because I'm studying encryption options for KDE's
>> Kopete IM client.
>> So far, OTR adoption seems unjustifiable, really. I mean, it uses the
>> Diffie-Hellman key exchange method with block ciphers.
>> As of what I got from your (Robert) explanation plus some preliminary
>> conclusions of my studies, making use of asymmetric algos with OpenPGP
>> would be more coherent and secure, mathematically. Is it correct?
> IDOYTM, which you haven't defined.
> Personally I've used OTR for years, and am a big fan.
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Marcio Barbado, Jr.

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