Teaching GnuPG to noobs
cspitzer at godaddy.com
Wed Jun 17 21:24:53 CEST 2015
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> From: Gnupg-users [mailto:gnupg-users-bounces at gnupg.org] On Behalf Of
> Robert J. Hansen
> Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 7:15 AM
> To: A.T. Leibson; gnupg-users at gnupg.org
> Subject: Re: Teaching GnuPG to noobs
> > What has your experience been teaching inexperienced users how to
> > use GnuPG properly?
> It's absurd. Who in the class has ever seen a lock with two keys, one
> that locks it and one that unlocks? The metaphor's ridiculous: the
> locks the students are familiar with require *no* keys to lock and
> only one key to unlock
There are locks in common use that require a key on both sides, and need a single key to lock and unlock. They can also be changed such that the inside and outside keys are different.
However, your analogy of a lock and unlock key for the same lock still holds. I'm not sure I've ever heard about one of those.
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