On Sun, Mar 14, 2004 at 07:15:44PM +0100, Mathieu Roy wrote: > Wouter Verhelst <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > On Sat, Mar 13, 2004 at 04:54:20PM +0100, Mathieu Roy wrote: > >> Andreas Metzler <email@example.com> wrote: > >> > Signing mails is work. > >> > >> Then you clearly use broken tools. I'm sorry but with all the mailers > >> I know, signing a mail is just clicking on a button or typing a > >> shortcut, and then typing the passphrase. > > > > I hope for your sake that your passphrase is not just a single-letter > > thingy. > > I am not a fool. My passphrase is a _phrase_. Good :-) > > If it is, thanks for providing me with some inside information to > > work on my web of trust; if it isn't, well, the most work in signing > > *anything* is exactly in typing the passphrase. My gpg passphrase is > > significantly longer than my 8-letter logon password; entering that > > when sending a mail is what I call "work", even with the 60-second > > timeout mutt gives me when signing a mail (since usually, it takes > > me more than that time to prepare the mail. > > How long do you need to type "I hope for your sake that your > passphrase is not just a single-letter thingy"? Not long, but the two aren't really alike. Entering a passphrase easily becomes a burden; if you have to do it a lot of times in sequence, it's a pain. Speaking from experience as the previous maintainer of the Linux Gazette packages here (uploading a new version of lg-issue*, with minor changes, took over two hours, which is one of the reasons I gave up maintenance of those packages). -- Wouter Verhelst Debian GNU/Linux -- http://www.debian.org Nederlandstalige Linux-documentatie -- http://nl.linux.org "Stop breathing down my neck." "My breathing is merely a simulation." "So is my neck, stop it anyway!" -- Voyager's EMH versus the Prometheus' EMH, stardate 51462.
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