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Re: Chained Encrypted Data Packets?

1999-11-09 15:49:05
In <19991109100919(_dot_)G25636(_at_)frodo(_dot_)gnupg(_dot_)de>, on 11/09/99 
   at 10:09 AM, Werner Koch <wk(_at_)gnupg(_dot_)org> said:

Jon Callas <jon(_at_)callas(_dot_)org> writes:

Note -- after this was suggested, I argued that nothing in 2440 forbids
someone from doing this. Should I specifically encourage it?

I argued the same when someone asked me about this.  I don't think that
we should mention this in the Standard.  I do not think that this is a
good way for sending messages between remote device and that is for what
OpenPGP is used in the first place.

However, a sentence in the implemenation notes won't do any harm. Better
not get into trouble by adding a new feature and start to discuss this
for weeks. 

If those who are using this format wish to document it I will be glad to
put it up on my website along with the RFC 2440 docs.

Otherwise I am indifferent on the issue.

William H. Geiger III            
Geiger Consulting    

Data Security & Cryptology Consulting
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