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RE: CRLs versus short Validity periods

At  4:33 PM 2/29/96 -0600, Robichaux, Paul E wrote:

>In general I agree with Carl's analysis, but I'm afraid that if you need a 
>CRL to handle these cases you risk splitting certificates into two types: 
>types which have a validity window ("Paul Robichaux is a member of the NRA 
>effective 1/1/97 to 12/31/97") and those which don't. For those which don't, 
>you still need online clearing.

Online clearing creates a privacy problem.  Those who value their privacy
will want to use only time-limited certificates.  I hope we can cater to
their desires.

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