Breaking MIME concatenation

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Thu May 17 22:42:52 CEST 2018

> given that the OS package verification use case is relevant for 
> millions
> of server installations, i'm not convinced that Linux on the Desktop is
> really what rjh was referring to.
>        --dkg

dkg got it in one.  Especially with the advent of cloud computing and 
one-click deployments of whole OSes, the package verification space is 
bigger than ever before.

I don't have concrete numbers here, but my suspicion is that GnuPG is a 
package verification system that's useful for email... and most of the 
problems people have with it as a package verification system stem from 
the fact it was originally an email privacy system.

This isn't a mark against it.  Any good software package will soon get 
used for things far beyond the authors' original intent.

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