[Standards-JIG] Re: The Great Encryption Debate

Nolan Eakins sneakin at semanticgap.com
Mon Aug 15 05:13:49 UTC 2005


Ian Paterson wrote:
> In the interests of coming to another consensus, here is another
> question: Does that consensus mean we can rule out both RFC 3923
> (S/MIME) and JEP-0027 (PGP) since they are tied to the X.509 (CA) and
> PGP (WoT) methods respectively?

snip...

> [I'm asking this even before we consider that S/MIME and PGP are poorly
> adapted to the needs of IM, and their reliance on encryption with
> long-term keys means that any future compromise of a key would be
> catastrophic.]

Mainly out of curiousity, can JEP-0116 be layered on top of something 
like JEP-0027 or jep-secure?

- Nolan




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