getting an encrypted file to show what public key was used

Mark H. Wood mwood at IUPUI.Edu
Wed May 30 14:57:11 CEST 2012

On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 11:28:36AM -0400, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> This goes to underline the importance of proper certificate validation.
> If I have the sequence of events correct, then it could have been
> avoided entirely if there had been a Step 4.5, "validate the certificate
> he just received."

Indeed.  The problem is much like a hash index.  And anyone who's used
hash indexing* should know that he must search the indicated "bucket"
for the record which actually matches the search key.  Hashing only
cuts the size of the search space; it doesn't guarantee reducing it to
a single-element space.

* And anyone who puts socks in one drawer and shirts in another has
  used hash indexing. :-)

Mark H. Wood, Lead System Programmer   mwood at IUPUI.Edu
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