Creating a key bearing no user ID

Hauke Laging mailinglisten at
Wed Jan 25 13:52:27 CET 2012

Am Mittwoch, 25. Januar 2012, 05:10:34 schrieb John Clizbe:

> The same issues remain untouched just like the countless other times you've
> brought up this idea. What are it specifications? Is there any support from
> the IETF OpenPGP working group? Is there an implementation of your idea?
> Endlessly and tirelessly repeating the same "Wouldn't it be nice if...,"

I think your description of the situation is not correct.

IIRC there is no single technical issue which is regarded as a problem about 
which it is unclear whether it can be solved.

The dispute is mainly about the interpretation whether is makes sense to offer 
such a feature given the amount of addresses that cannot be protected: This 
would only work for addresses which cannot be found by enumeration. Such 
addresses are not "nice". mailinglisten at need not be protected 
that way. This feature would require something like 
mailinglisten--noenum-yvsYiP9y at against spammers,
mailinglisten--noenum-zTTgFzNHU3RnkFyAxJuYMbs7 at against real 
threats (government agencies in e.g. China).

The technical questions would have to be answered but could be rather easily. 
But why write specs if noone is willing to implement it, why write code if it 
would not be accpeted, why point at IETF though the other way round is 
expected there?

You may be right in that it makes little sense to endlessly repeat something. 
But is it a serious difference whether this refers to an unsolved technical 
problem or to an opinion.

PGP: D44C 6A5B 71B0 427C CED3 025C BD7D 6D27 ECCB 5814
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