Re: Challenge-response mail filters considered harmful
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On Mon, Aug 04, 2003 at 01:18:18PM -0700, Alan Connor wrote:
> 1) Neither I nor anyone I know cares if you are who you say you are or not.
> ( In fact, someone could forge your PGP sig because most people don't
> have the software, and do you MORE harm that way. How would you prove
> which of two nearly simultaneous posts with the EXACT same PGP sig on them
> was the real one. )
That would require your private key. Most people don't go leaving
their private keys laying around for everybody to use.
> 2) They are a an extreme violation of netiquette
No, they're not.
> 3) They are a waste of bandwidth on several levels
Not particularly, no more than your rant.
> 4) They make posts hard to read and ugly.
Well, that's why PGP/MIME exists. Problem is, Outlook barfs on those
for no good reason, and thus is holding back progress once again.
.''`. Paul Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
: :' : proud Debian admin and user
`- Debian - when you have better things to do than fix a system
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