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RE: one possible motivation for X.509

On 18 July 1996 16:53, Carl Ellison[SMTP:cme@cybercash.com] wrote:

> [X.509 complexity]
> One of the things I believe we need to do with SPKI certificates is lower
> the bar to entry so that individuals and small companies can easily generate
> and process certificates without buying certificates(*) or certificate
> processing software from anyone else.

SSLeay and the tools that come with it make it simple for anyone to
generate X.509 certificates, and indeed become their own CA.

- Andy