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Re: True Names and Webs of Trust

At 2:46 PM 8/22/95, Patrick J. LoPresti wrote:
> tcmay> As Bill Stewart correctly claimed is my view, the "key is the
> tcmay> identity."  Or, more accurately, a _persistent personna_ is
> tcmay> what matters.
>These discussions are missing the entire point of the Web of Trust.
>Key signatures exist for one reason and one reason only: To thwart
>man-in-the-middle attacks.  Whether your "persistent persona" is a
>True Name (tm) or a pseudonym is irrelevant.

But this is exactly what a persistent personna is. Not a True Name, but a
keyholder who has not been spoofed by some other agent or entity.

End to end.

--Tim May

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