Re: Signer's User ID

Jeroen Massar <jeroen@unfix.org> Thu, 21 July 2005 08:46 UTC

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Subject: Re: Signer's User ID
From: Jeroen Massar <jeroen@unfix.org>
To: Werner Koch <wk@gnupg.org>
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On Thu, 2005-07-21 at 07:39 +0200, Werner Koch wrote:
> Hello!
> 
> I'd like to have a clarification of the signature subpacket
> 
>   5.2.3.22. Signer's User ID

<SNIP>

> OTOH, for applications it makes more sense to have just the vanilla
> mail address (mailbox@domain) here.  This would make it easier to
> compare a mail's From address to the actual signature.

As I actually never really took time to read the full spec, I didn't
come across of this before, but this is indeed ideal for making keys
distributed in nature.

"Solution" for making it distributed would be:
http://www.imc.org/ietf-openpgp/mail-archive/msg11035.html

I haven't seen the agenda yet and it is not online, but it might be
interresting to have a chat about this. The slot is monday morning from
09:00 - 10:00...

Question to Werner: does gnupg support the above item, if not can we add
it, and secondly could we have gnupg then derive the keyserver from it
as I noted before? (read: want a patch?)

Greets,
 Jeroen