Plan B - Who carries the torch?

Konstantin Ryabitsev konstantin at
Tue Jan 5 14:24:41 CET 2021

On Tue, Jan 05, 2021 at 07:27:14AM -0500, Jean-David Beyer via Gnupg-users wrote:
> Building a web of trust is so hopeless, from my point of view, that I have
> abandonned gnupg. I have made keys for myself, obtained enigmail for my
> Firefox browser, etc. But those with whom I correspond by e-mail has
> diminished to almost the vanishing point. They use text messages on their
> cell phones, Facebook messages, etc. While a few worry about the "CIA"
> snooping on them, none will consider gnupg and enigmail. So for me, it is
> pointless.
> -- 
>   .~.  Jean-David Beyer
>   /V\  Shrewsbury, New Jersey
>  /( )\ Red Hat Enterprise Linux
>  ^^-^^ up 4 days, 13 hours, 37 minutes

I noticed your signature, so I must point out that RHEL and the Linux Kernel
development process rely heavily on GnuPG and the web of trust. Every time you
update packages on your system, large parts of the supply chain were verified
using GnuPG, relying on the integrity of the trust store shipped with RHEL.

So, you may not see it in your person-to-person communication, but you use
GnuPG every day.


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