On Sat, Jan 23, 2010 at 01:35:23PM -0500, Curt Howland wrote: > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA1 > > On Saturday 23 January 2010, Curt Howland was heard to say: > > Hi, Debian Users. > > > > A friend of mine asked if I could send him encrypted mail using > > X.509, rather than OpenPGP which I normally use. have a look at cacert.org, create a cert there, I believe there is a form to fill in. I haven't heard about gsgsm, but do a look up on smime, I believe mutt can handle gpg + smime. smine uses x509 certs > > Ok, to continue the discussion, it turns out that (DN) > means "Distinguished Names" the _best_ description of "Distinguished > Names" that I found was Microsoft's: > > http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366101(VS.85).aspx > > And once I'd put in "CN=Curt Howland" the keygen process worked. One > of the problems is that the --list-keys display doesn't use the > term "Name (DN)" anywhere, so there's no way to know what field is > being referred to in the keygen question. > > Next step is importing and using the key, but what a mess. The > original PGP was easier to use than this, maybe because it wasn't > written by people who already know what they're doing. > > Second System Syndrome. > > Curt- > > - -- > The Magistrate, enrobed in taxes, condemns the thief in stolen rags. > > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- > Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux) > > iQEVAwUBS1tBay9Y35yItIgBAQJJ2gf+Nt887oJiIteVWXUGdq9XgZY9M4N0OZAL > T3ZyMWsOjn+G7iYFMfO0edGZ/DOsiTuPtuBB3+FdcK75+fgJ2Yah8PMgwwtqCkKK > y5C/RqKLimUNVgvfySWcpsGUKfKm8516uRh+o7dx8OBLDeWRFxMr8u1mlNZIhJaZ > DFDh2xVUKvnxFr3J+PeiOyG4ygzhUCNErbG8vUN0VggqsYc/HGeR3puRipEFZ8H1 > Qeq5L3FTUNXl25u7UJ3kKiEdqu1iwdcgWDc9IvtrbP4opSmcdzfTp8c5Ef6c2utA > SHm6oPXBQ32kpV0PpDNny7iMpt3oGN+NBLVVr2bwpa+4icPRXBRrLw== > =2P5T > -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- > > -- The Tree of Learning bears the noblest fruit, but noble fruit tastes bad.
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