Re: I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-openpgp-rfc2440bis-06.txt

Werner Koch <> Tue, 13 August 2002 11:34 UTC

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Subject: Re: I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-openpgp-rfc2440bis-06.txt
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On Mon, 12 Aug 2002 23:14:49 -0700, Jon Callas said:

> It would be nice, but we have to get the owners of that code base to be
> willing to document it, or have someone else do it. I presume there's
> consensus that this is a good idea, as there are no further comments?

I think it is far easier to allow PGP keys for TLS (there is a
specification and at least one implementation) than to intermix the
two protocol and raise the complexity even more.

Afaik, Peter Gutmann is working on a proposal on how to use X.509 keys
with PGP.

> * I'll look at signature subpackets, and if the spec needs changes to jibe
> with reality, I'll do it. MUSTs changed to SHOULDs, right?