1996-04-29 - Re: arbiter/escrow agent for hire

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From: Gary Howland <gary@systemics.com>
To: bryce@digicash.com
Message Hash: 104647f2f426e2f4c5301525d587f2d1207d38fd240a55719a4b605c5db419dc
Message ID: <31849110.446B9B3D@systemics.com>
Reply To: <199604281543.RAA11268@digicash.com>
UTC Datetime: 1996-04-29 18:02:30 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 30 Apr 1996 02:02:30 +0800

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From: Gary Howland <gary@systemics.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Apr 1996 02:02:30 +0800
To: bryce@digicash.com
Subject: Re: arbiter/escrow agent for hire
In-Reply-To: <199604281543.RAA11268@digicash.com>
Message-ID: <31849110.446B9B3D@systemics.com>
MIME-Version: 1.0
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bryce@digicash.com wrote:

>  Black Unicorn <unicorn@schloss.li> wrote:
> (> "E. ALLEN SMITH" <EALLENSMITH@ocelot.Rutgers.EDU> wrote:)
> > >     IIRC, currently Black Unicorn doesn't have any signatures on
> > > his public key of others. Therefore, this requirement, while understandable,
> > > could cause a bit of a difficulty in the current situation.
> >
> > Please obtain a copy of my current key by finger.
> Oh please.  My respect for Uni's acumen just decremented a
> couple of notches.  A 2048-bit key, and no signatures?
> Rather like a front door with welded plate armor and an open
> window, no?
> Let's talk more off-list...

Hang on!  This is interesting - keep in on-list!

What's the big deal about not having signed his own key?

The only thing that signing your own key does is show the
[claimed] id of the real keyholder.  There's no scope for
abuse.  Claiming this to be an armour door and open window
is overreacting a bit.

pub  1024/C001D00D 1996/01/22  Gary Howland <gary@systemics.com>
Key fingerprint =  0C FB 60 61 4D 3B 24 7D  1C 89 1D BE 1F EE 09 06