1996-02-23 - Re: “and two forms of ID”

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From: Jeff Weinstein <jsw@netscape.com>
To: Wei Dai <weidai@eskimo.com>
Message Hash: 5edc7d70f4cbc9ef51fc00624805dba05a29dba00d97777c1cfd218a79e8cc20
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UTC Datetime: 1996-02-23 17:04:30 UTC
Raw Date: Sat, 24 Feb 1996 01:04:30 +0800

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From: Jeff Weinstein <jsw@netscape.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 1996 01:04:30 +0800
To: Wei Dai <weidai@eskimo.com>
Subject: Re: "and two forms of ID"
In-Reply-To: <v02120d04ad51b2b33a96@[]>
Message-ID: <312D9940.3746@netscape.com>
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Wei Dai wrote:
> The natural state of the Net seems to be a kind of semi-anonymity.
> Trying to push it in either direction (complete traceability or
> anonymity) is costly.

  Given that verisign and others will soon begin issuing large numbers of
certificates that do not guarantee the identity of the key holder, it seems
that this tradition will continue even with the wide deployment of X509 certs.


Jeff Weinstein - Electronic Munitions Specialist
Netscape Communication Corporation
jsw@netscape.com - http://home.netscape.com/people/jsw
Any opinions expressed above are mine.