Re: [VCARDDAV] Signed vCards

DataPacRat <datapacrat@gmail.com> Thu, 04 July 2013 03:59 UTC

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On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 11:50 AM, Simon Perreault
<simon.perreault@viagenie.ca> wrote:
> Le 2013-07-01 16:20, DataPacRat a écrit :
>
>> While playing with vCard as a container for time-and-space data is a
>> fun exercise, my primary use case is identity authentication over
>> otherwise anonymized networks such as Tor. While some forums thereon
>> could be referred to using the proposed acct: URI, using the forum's
>> .onion address and the user's account name, not all are so easy to
>> work with. (Eg, "I'm the person who programmed the software which made
>> the edit at 2010-11-12T12:34:56 to wiki page XYZ on site ABC.onion
>> (whose server lay in the house that Jack built).")
>
> Anytime anyone suggests a new way to do something with crypto, the
> obligatory "why not use PGP?" needs to be answered.
>
> So... Why not use PGP? :)
>
> Simon

I've just realized that I might have misinterpreted at least part of
what you were asking. From what I understand of the current vCard
format, it would be easy enough to add the lines before and after that
result from using PGP to sign the VCARD block. Basically, the same
thing I'd suggested with a VHASH block, but using PGP's specific
algorithms and format. Is that what you were referring to?


Thank you for your time,
--
DataPacRat
"Then again, I could be wrong."