1994-08-24 - Re: Using PGP on Insecure Machines

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From: khijol!erc@apple.com (Ed Carp [Sysadmin])
To: perry@imsi.com
Message Hash: 006d576fc6109b667145c75d3cdeb9e73457e9252647be4852318a86869a1c25
Message ID: <m0qdImM-0004EcC@khijol.uucp>
Reply To: <9408241335.AA03303@snark.imsi.com>
UTC Datetime: 1994-08-24 16:44:10 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 24 Aug 94 09:44:10 PDT

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From: khijol!erc@apple.com (Ed Carp [Sysadmin])
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 94 09:44:10 PDT
To: perry@imsi.com
Subject: Re: Using PGP on Insecure Machines
In-Reply-To: <9408241335.AA03303@snark.imsi.com>
Message-ID: <m0qdImM-0004EcC@khijol.uucp>
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> Also importantly, the user interfaces for PGP simply suck as it
> stands, making people like Tim uninterested in going through the
> rigamarole needed to use it on a day to day basis. The real revolution
> isn't going to come until people are able to use PGP and the rest both
> reasonably securely without it being especially noticable that they
> are doing so -- and that is a while off.

At the risk of repeating myself, what's the problem with wrapping PGP in 
a shell script?  Works for me - see a previous mailing, complete with 
wrapper scripts.  I can send either encrypted or just signed email 
without especially noticing it.
Ed Carp, N7EKG    			Ed.Carp@linux.org, ecarp@netcom.com
Finger ecarp@netcom.com for PGP 2.5 public key		an88744@anon.penet.fi
If you want magic, let go of your armor.  Magic is so much stronger than
steel!        -- Richard Bach, "The Bridge Across Forever"