Subject: Re: adding gpg to src/gnu/dist
To: Daniel Carosone <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 05/17/2004 17:17:04
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On Fri, May 14, 2004 at 10:03:39AM +1000, Daniel Carosone wrote:
> In my work, I have used the "openssl smime *" commands, rather than
> working with the keys and formats quite so directly.  There are
> several other reasons for this, but the major one is that it handles
> all of the container cert chain and encoding issues you discuss for
> you.  It's been appropriate for my needs so far, but might be less
> directly applicable for this discussion (more below).

Once concern I have with smime (and this could be a misunderstanding) is=20
that it is MIME, after all, and as such makes things 7-bit clean, no? I=20
like the tar file container idea for the simple reason it's 8-bit clean.

Take care,


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