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Re: Design proposal: crypto-capable generic interface
> MIME Object Security Services. It's a technically superior alternative
> to PGP, but one with an uncertain future. It's not being actively
> developed by anyone other than TIS, and their TISMOSS prototype
> implementation is far from being generally usable.
What do you mean by "technically superior"? What technical merits
does MOSS have over PGP? It does have a better protocol with which to
integrate it into mailers, but it is only a transmission protocol, not
a security mechanism change. Worse, MOSS uses X.509, which requires a
lot of overhead for certificates.
On the other hand, the MIME-PGP protocol can provide the same
integration functionality as MOSS and still allow the use of the
simple PGP certification structure that already exists.