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Re: including the entire fingerprint of the issuer in an OpenPGP certification

2011-01-17 21:34:11

On Jan 17, 2011, at 8:47 PM, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:

Would there be any objection to a new subpacket type for OpenPGPv4 that
would include the remaining 96 bits of the issuer's fingerprint?  (the
"high 96" proposal)

Alternately, what about a new subpacket type that simply includes the
entire 160 bits of the issuer's fingerprint?   (the "full fingerprint"

I like this idea.  I would do it as "full fingerprint" myself.  The difference 
in storage between 160 bits and 96 bits is all of 8 bytes.  I think the 
simplicity of being able to say the whole fingerprint is in there is worth a 
measly 8 bytes.

Do we necessarily need a new subpacket type for this?  It could pretty easily 
be a notation.


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