*To*: debian-devel@lists.debian.org*Subject*: Re: Official Debian digital 'branding' of debs*From*: Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org>*Date*: 23 Jun 1999 10:22:45 -0500*Message-id*: <874sjzx7p6.fsf@glaurung.green-gryphon.com>*In-reply-to*: Nicolás Lichtmaier's message of "Sun, 20 Jun 1999 15:06:46 -0300"*References*: <376A06C5.F365D0E1@saab.se> <19990618134125.B10610@quango2.watervalley.net> <19990620114604.B16282@jab.home> <19990620174709.C24016@mors.net> <19990620150646.E256@debian.org>

Hi, >>"Nicolás" == Nicolás Lichtmaier <nick@debian.org> writes: Nicolás> If someone hacked where the sec-ring would be stored, he Nicolás> would be able to do anything to the distribution Not if the keyring had a detatched signature from the master key. Nicolás> anyway. There's always a single point of failure. Yes. But we can make the singke point f failure much, much, harder to exploit. And publicize that single point, and blast any compromise across the net. Just because there always is a single point of failure does not mean that all public key security is worthless, or that all schemes are equally insecure. manoj -- Proof techniques #1: Proof by Induction. This technique is used on equations with "_n" in them. Induction techniques are very popular, even the military used them. SAMPLE: Proof of induction without proof of induction. We know it's true for _n equal to 1. Now assume that it's true for every natural number less than _n. _N is arbitrary, so we can take _n as large as we want. If _n is sufficiently large, the case of _n+1 is trivially equivalent, so the only important _n are _n less than _n. We can take _n = _n (from above), so it's true for _n+1 because it's just about _n. QED. (QED translates from the Latin as "So what?") Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/> Key C7261095 fingerprint = CB D9 F4 12 68 07 E4 05 CC 2D 27 12 1D F5 E8 6E

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