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Re: SDSI and key distribution
If that source is a business card? Adding lots of information there
is not easy.
Wei Dai wrote:
| On Fri, 3 May 1996, Raph Levien wrote:
| > My primary concern is the key distribution problem, by which I mean
| > translating an e-mail address into a public key without manual
| > intervention.
| Perhaps this problem is not as important as you think. Every e-mail
| address you have must have come from somewhere. For example the person
| himself or a mutual friend gave it to you, or it came from a public
| directory. In any case, it would have been just as easy for this source
| to instead give you a Principal: object (or a hash of a Principal:
| object, from which your user agent can automaticly translate into a
| Principal: object by doing a lookup in an (untrusted) public directory).
| Wei Dai
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