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Re: [OT] Re: Open then gates

On Mon, 2010-05-17 at 09:40 -0400, micah anderson wrote:
> RFC 5081 is still quite a while off from widespread adoption. When it is
> more widely adopted, we will be in a much better situation, until then
> the monkeysphere is operating as an interim translation step (keeping
> the on-the-wire protocol the same).
> We've been closely involved in GnuTLS development, one of the
> monkeysphere developers has commit rights to the GnuTLS development
> project, and is part of the IETF TLS working group. 
> For a while we had to provide our own version of GnuTLS because
> functionality that we needed for key translation was available in
> GnuTLS: enabling it to read authentication subkeys emitted by GnuPG
> under certain circumstances. The only modification needed simply enables
> the library to parse a GNU extension to the String-to-key (S2K)
> mechanism as laid out in RFC 4880. Fortunately, the patch that
> monkeysphere developer Daniel Kahn Gillmor provided to GnuTLS was
> accepted in version 2.6, so its supported natively now.

Thanks for your detailed information :)


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