What's the contextual definition of the term?... signature

Schlacta, Christ aarcane at aarcane.org
Fri Jan 29 02:38:03 CET 2016

I sent this a while ago in case anybody else wants to read it, but
accidentally only to Don.
On Jan 28, 2016 7:42 AM, "Schlacta, Christ" <aarcane at aarcane.org> wrote:

> Unofficially, but functionality and contextually correct.. A cryptographic
> signature is a cryptographically strong hash of a message that has been
> encrypted from an agent's private key to its public key such that anybody
> with the public key can verify the message, yet nobody except the agent
> with the private key could have generated said signature.
> The function is both to verify that the sender specified in the message is
> the one who sent it, and that the message is exactly and only the message
> the sender sent.
> On Jan 27, 2016 7:01 PM, "Don Saklad" <dsaklad at gnu.org> wrote:
>> What's the contextual definition of the term?... signature
>> as this term is used for GNUpg
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