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Johan Wevers johanw at vulcan.xs4all.nl
Fri Feb 13 23:05:26 CET 2015

On 13-02-2015 20:41, Robert J. Hansen wrote:

> It's worth noting that Postel (the guy who first formulated it) was very
> dissatisfied with how people tended to interpret Postel's Law.

I think Godwin is even more dissatisfied. :-)

> This has long been one of my complaints about the way GnuPG gets used.
> GnuPG will accept and generate some pretty darn exotic traffic ("let's
> use SHA-224 with ECDSA and Camellia-256!"), which is good: that's
> exactly what you want in a toolkit.  But just because we can do things
> like this doesn't mean we actually should...

Hmmm. Some exotic uses with ElGamal keys were removed after a bug was
discovered AFAIK. And thinking on some discussions about pgp 2
compatibility I still have some complains about that. But let's not
reopen that discussion again.

ir. J.C.A. Wevers
PGP/GPG public keys at http://www.xs4all.nl/~johanw/pgpkeys.html

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