1994-12-02 - Re: public accounts / PGP / passphrases

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From: Adam Shostack <adam@bwh.harvard.edu>
To: warlord@MIT.EDU (Derek Atkins)
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UTC Datetime: 1994-12-02 03:38:40 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 1 Dec 94 19:38:40 PST

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From: Adam Shostack <adam@bwh.harvard.edu>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 94 19:38:40 PST
To: warlord@MIT.EDU (Derek Atkins)
Subject: Re: public accounts / PGP / passphrases
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Derek wrote:

| What do you use to contact your public machine?  Do you dial in from
| home?  What kind of machine do you have at home?  You might consider
| running PGP at home if that is at all possible.
| It would be nice to integrate PGP into terminal emulators, too, like
| kermit or seyon or red ryder or whatever, so that you could easily use
| PGP locally to sign/encrypt things on the remote end.  Wishful
| thinking, I guess...

	I think terminal emulators are the wrong layer for PGP
integration.  PGP support is needed in document editors and viewers,
rather than in network layers.

	With direct ip connectivity becoming commonplace, we're seeing
PGP integrated into mail & news tools, which is a great thing.  (There
is also a use for encrypting networks, but I think it is different
from the use for PGP, which is a document oriented system.)


"It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once."