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Re: What happened to dot pro... (BTW)

  • From: John R Levine
  • Date: Sun Feb 01 21:51:04 2004
  • Cleverness: None detected

> Not to get into an accountability issue here, but in certain professions I
> feel digital messages should be signed entirely,

I entirely agree, but you need both signatures and verifiable addresses.

A PGP or S/MIME signature assures you that the mail definitely came from
the address it purports to come from, but it doesn't tell you whether that
person is who you think it is.  That's where limited access domains can
help.

Regards,
John Levine, johnl@iecc.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
Information Superhighwayman wanna-be, http://iecc.com/johnl, Sewer Commissioner
"I dropped the toothpaste", said Tom, crestfallenly.




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