making the X.509 infrastructure available for OpenPGP
2014-667rhzu3dc-lists-groups at riseup.net
Thu Feb 6 20:20:15 CET 2014
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On Thursday 6 February 2014 at 6:29:35 PM, in
<mid:20140206102935.Horde.-aF3gSq0xd6sXqnZGe2iGw3 at mail.sixdemonbag.org>,
Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> You are free to redefine black as white while you're at
Thanks, I'm sure it will come in handy some day.
> When you decide which certificates to accept, you are
> serving as your own CA.
No I am not. An example of a similarly false statement would be "When
a trader does not employ an accountant he is serving as his own
> When you outsource this to someone else, that other person or agency
> is serving as your CA.
So Mozilla serves as the CA for most Firefox users, because Mozilla
makes the decision which root certificates to trust.
> But no matter how you slice it, there's still a CA in the picture.
Except where the individual makes the decisions themself without
referring/deferring to an authority.
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