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Re: validity time suggestion

At 05:43 PM 11/25/96 -0500, hallam@vesuvius.ai.mit.edu wrote:
>Rather than specify a signature key it would be more effective in
>many situations to specify a residue from a one way function inside
>the certificate and use the value mapping to the residue to 
>represent the event. 
>This is similar to a suggestion by Silvio Micali. 

Yes.  Unfortunately, he has it patented.  But, you're right that it's a
major improvement in performance and size.

>I think that there is scope for a wide range of "invalidation"
>and "trigger" type events, just as there is scope for a wide range of
>authorisation type configurations.


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