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establishing trust

>From [email protected] Thu Nov 23 16:21 EST 1995
>From: "Ed Carp [khijol SysAdmin]" <[email protected]>

..so..why the UUCP style address?

>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.

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.

 - Carl

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