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Re: establishing trust
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> >From [email protected] Thu Nov 23 16:21 EST 1995
> >From: "Ed Carp [khijol SysAdmin]" <[email protected]>
> ..so..why the UUCP style address?
Because I don't have a real UUCP connection at the moment. Khijol is
expected to get back on the net as khijol.org in the next few days. Just
trying to get by until then :)
> >Subject: Re: crypto for porno users
> >To: [email protected] (Carl Ellison)
> >Date: Thu, 23 Nov 1995 15:57:17 -0600 (CST)
> >Cc: [email protected], [email protected]
> >totally different from this "web of trust" I keep hearing about - and that is
> >*it*. Do you trust me any more now than before I started signing my postings?
> Actually, in my view, signed postings are the first step. With those (and
> the right S/W (not there yet)), I get to know that a bunch of postings came
> from the same person. I even know who they came from: the person who
> is capable of signing with key 0xXXXXXXXX.
Yes, but that only establishes that I was the one who wrote the post, not
that I am to be trusted...
> Since the only way I have of getting to know the person is through those
> postings, I get to know that person and through that knowledge I decide
> whether or not to trust.
> And, yes, I can be fooled.
I've met a fair number of people in person that I've met over the net, and
I'm here to tell you that a lot of people I've met are totally different
in person than they are over the net. People that I thought I could trust
gave me the willies in person, and I eventually found out that I couldn't
trust them at all. Get burned a couple of times like that, and you learn
to suspend trust until you really meet someone in person.
Just my $0.02.
Ed Carp, N7EKG [email protected], [email protected]
Finger [email protected] for PGP 2.5 public key [email protected]
Q. What's the trouble with writing an MS-DOS program to emulate Clinton?
A. Figuring out what to do with the other 639K of memory.
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