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Re: FW: public key service
On Tue, Jun 27, 2000 at 10:15:57AM -0700, L. Sassaman wrote: > > > > Discussion in detail as to why that's so is seriously off-topic, and so > > > I'm > > > not going to try to defend the point one way or the other; I'm merely > > > commenting that many PGP users will think it's so, and that's enough for > > > the purposes of this discussion. > > I don't think it is. You can't make a statement like that (when every > indication says that the opposite is true) and expect people to "accept > for the sake of discussion" that it is true. I don't expect anybody here to accept that it is true. Not one. I only expect you to accept that a very large portion of PGP users believe it. Whether they're correct or not is completely irrelevant to the discussion at hand, and further is horribly off-topic, whereas the *FACT* that they do believe it in significant quantity is of relevance to determining whether or not it makes economic sense to try to put together the kind of widespread cooperation that will be necessary to make this as robust as DNS, which was what we were using as our benchmark. The one discussion is semi-operational; the other is completely not. I won't get into the other here.