[Cryptography] FW: IAB Statement on Internet Confidentiality

Viktor Dukhovni cryptography at dukhovni.org
Thu Nov 20 15:09:23 EST 2014

On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 06:03:34PM -0000, John Levine wrote:

> >Perhaps "cryptography at metzdowd.com" could get people comfortable
> >with cryptography by encrypting all of its messages using PGP or
> >equivalent ?
> Not a bad idea.  The widely used (in Europe at least) Sympa list
> manager has built in S/MIME support.  It picks up your S/MIME cert
> when you subscribe, incoming mail is encrypted to the list server's
> cert, is decrypted and re-encrypted to all of the subscribers' certs.
> I don't know anyone who uses this feature but it's been in Sympa for
> years and appears to work.  I also don't know what they do about CAs.

This list has a public archive.  Anything other than clear-signing
seems silly.  Not all the machines on which I read my email have
copies of my S/MIME keys.  Encryption of this list would IMHO be
a nuisance.


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