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Re: OpenPGP vs. OpenPGP/MIME

2002-02-14 02:24:39
On Wed, 13 Feb 2002, Jon Callas <jon(_at_)callas(_dot_)org> wrote:

At 10:50 AM +0100 2/13/02, Thomas Roessler wrote:

does not work with many mailing lists (that are configured to
remove attachments),

Such mailing lists are broken.
I must respectfully disagree with this assessment. People who maintain
computer systems used by a number of people have a responsibility to
protect that shared resource. Stopping attachments on mailing lists is not
any more "broken" than putting up a firewall is.

Yes, but there is no reason why mailing-list software should regard application/pgp-signature as an "attachment" when protecting mailing-lists against misplaced or dangerous attachments.

(This sent PGP/MIME signed, just to see what happens on this list!)

Ian Bell                                           T U R N P I K E

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