[Standards-JIG] Re: The Great Encryption Debate

Jacek Konieczny jajcus at jajcus.net
Thu Aug 11 06:42:37 UTC 2005

On Wed, Aug 10, 2005 at 10:07:23PM +0100, Kevin Smith wrote:
> I was answering this by claiming that you'll have so many people in
> your web, it'll be impossible for an outsider to ascertain if these
> are direct relations or indirect relations through a trusted source.
> This is assuming we don't have a big "I know this person" tag attached
> to the trust, which would obviously destroy my argument completely.
> I don't think such a tag is necessary though.

If we use some kind of recursion for the trust computation then we have
to define the point when the recursion ends. So we need to mark
relations with some kind of depth/ttl. And depth=1 would be that big "I
know this person" tag.


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