Re: GPG Key Signing
>>"jae" == Jürgen A Erhard <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>>>> "Manoj" == Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> writes:
Manoj> Email ID's have value. Some one comes up with, say, a
Manoj> First National Bank ID, and one trusts that ID, perhaps
Manoj> some informatiopn can be given out since the person works
Manoj> for the bank anyway. Except the person lied.
jae> And how do you know that the person *still* controls the ID when you
jae> send him/her something months after checking?
Failing to own a crystal ball, I generally refrain from
making predictions of the future; and people who expect that are,
umm, not thinking it through. Does that mean that since predictions
of future can not be made all assertions about the present are null
and void? I find this also an untenable position to take.
jae> You see value in email IDs... I don't, not in a keysigning
As I said, your mileage may vary. There are different levels
of paronia, different levels of care taken, and different
viewpoints. I presented my protocol, and the rationale. Whether it
is accepted by the teeming millions is a matter of indifference to
jae> PS: I'd rather get rid of the email part of GnuPG... and I'll probably
jae> ask people to only sign the email-address-less uid on my key (I'
jae> ids as they like, but don't rely on them).
And then you lose the value of knowing where to contact the
key holder, or how to send email to, to an extent (a signed email ID
at least tells me that the person with that key showed someone a
convincing ID, and perhaps controlled that email address at the
point of signing. I think that is an added bit of information that I
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