1997-01-01 - Re: Anonymous Post Control

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From: roy@sendai.scytale.com (Roy M. Silvernail)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1997-01-01 09:34:45 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 1 Jan 1997 01:34:45 -0800 (PST)

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From: roy@sendai.scytale.com (Roy M. Silvernail)
Date: Wed, 1 Jan 1997 01:34:45 -0800 (PST)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Anonymous Post Control
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In list.cypherpunks, ph@netcom.com writes:

> It would be nice if toad.com would verify signatures and insert a
> header into the messages with the PGP User Id of every poster.
> Then it would be very easy for many people to filter the messages
> using widely available off-the-shelf mail software.

I can see the utility, but it means a lot more CPU cycles burned on
toad.  It also brings up the age-old clearsign verification spectre.
(does anyone have that figure for the percentage of clearsigned posts
that verify as good?)

> (I volunteer to adapt majordomo for this task if it seems like
> a good idea.)

In general, I think it's a good extension for majordomo.  It may not get
used on this list, but it makes new tools available for future lists.

Has anyone looked at using Cryptix-extended perl and their PGP lib?  I
haven't got the Cryptix extensions to build on my linux box yet.
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