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Mon Apr 25 16:38:46 CEST 2016
On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 4:01 PM, Robert J. Hansen <rjh at sixdemonbag.org>
> > This PDF file can be printed and used as a paper backup. It can be
> > with the help of a webcam and a barcode reader program (like zbar).
> Why not use Paperkey and QR-encode that instead?
The idea of Paperkey is to reduce the output, so that it can be easily
typed by hand
(when you need to restore the key).
For a 4096 key, the output of Paperkey is still too big to be typed by
hand, and even
too big to be QR-encoded straight away. You have to split it and QR-encode
But once you have to split the data and QR-encode it, it doesn't make much
difference whether you have 2 pages of output or 8 pages. So, it doesn't
reducing the output, and it doesn't make sense using Paperkey anymore. At
Paperkey only makes things more complex, instead of making them simpler.
Thanks to everybody for the feedback.
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