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Re: Mass bug filing: Cryptographic protection against modification

Herbert Xu wrote:
> Consider the hypothetical case of a piece of firmware for a peripheral
> device that is protected by a cryptographic signature such that the
> device will reject anything that is not signed using a specific key.
> Let's further assume that that the said firmware is distributed with
> full source (but without the private key used to make the signature)
> and a license saying that you can do whatever you wish with it.

Matt writes:
> I'll be interested to see what happens when we get software in that
> situation proposed for Debian.

Doesn't seem likely.  What purpose would such a thing serve?
John Hasler 
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, Wisconsin

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