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Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2011 04:27:12 +0400
From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Web of trust

On Mon, Apr 04, 2011 at 11:00:42PM +0200, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> ... considering the use of GPG, would it make sense to have at
> least some kind of ???web of trust??? thing on the involved keys?

Yes.  I've been checking signatures on keys, although I did "have to"
accept a few keys that were not verifiable in this way.  I relied on
other means of verification in those cases.

> That plus
> subscribing the project address when possible could help maintaining
> some confidence about where the mail really ends (though that doesn't
> mean it can't be leaked later).

Yes.  With personal addresses, I have to verify that they're
acknowledged as addresses of the person involved with the project.

There's definitely room for improvement here.

Alexander

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