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Re: Summary Trust x Delegation

I wrote:
>I believe this misses the point that Ron Rivest is making.
>In order for Bob to subvert Alice's "no-delegate" instruction, he *must*
>either compromise himself, by sharing his secret key with Alice, or he may
>simply do Alice's bidding with his own hands.  There is no before-the-fact
>protection from such betrayal.  But in either case, the digital "paper trail"
>leads to Bob, who is to held liable for some breach of trust.  It is this
>linkage, for the purposes of accountibility, that is to be maintained on the
>strength of the digital certification.

Oops.  Sorry, I meant Dorothy, not Alice.  There's enough confusion already.