Enigmail speed geeking
dougb at dougbarton.email
Fri Mar 13 19:17:27 CET 2015
On 3/13/15 7:22 AM, Peter Lebbing wrote:
> I interpreted Dougs message as saying that a disadvantage of smartcards,
> as opposed to on-disk keys, is that you lose the key when the smartcard
> stops functioning. I was replying to this statement by Doug:
>> Further, the inconvenience of having to deal with generating and
>> socializing a new key if your smart card gets lost, becomes
>> inoperable, etc. is way too high a cost for near-zero benefit.
> So I say: you should use backups, duh.
> The fact that you /can/ use a smartcard without a backup, which as you
> say can be advantageous, by no means implies that you /cannot/ keep a
> backup. This is what I was saying.
Seriously? Wasn't it obvious from the context of what Robert and I wrote
that we were talking about keys that existed only on a card? And even if
that bit of subtlety escaped you, isn't it even more obvious that if you
have a backup copy of the key already then the point I was making
If neither of those things were obvious to you from the thread then
maybe you should reconsider whether you should be posting on the topic
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