Breaking MIME concatenation
Robert J. Hansen
rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Thu May 17 22:42:52 CEST 2018
> given that the OS package verification use case is relevant for
> of server installations, i'm not convinced that Linux on the Desktop is
> really what rjh was referring to.
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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