Any use PKI?? (Pubkic Key Infrastructure) for anything? What?
seberino at spawar.navy.mil
Sat Mar 30 20:31:10 PST 2002
Thanks for reply.
If I'm not mistaken GPG/PGP are for signing and/or
encrypting your email in transit. They do not
solve the problem (I don't think) of securely
transporting public keys to whomever wants them.
Sure I *can* get a GPG/PGP email from you but how
do you know I have *your* public key and no one
has fooled me with a bogas public key??
Where is the certificate authority??? Who vouches
for your public key??? I think this is the PKI
part that I am wondering if small business or
home offices ever use.
On Sat, Mar 30, 2002 at 11:16:18AM -0800, Tracy R Reed wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 30, 2002 at 09:10:15AM -0800, Christian Seberino wrote:
> > I've heard a lot about PKI and certificate authorities and
> > other such hype. Besides SSL I'm not aware of any
> > other PKI system. Does anyone know of any other real
> > world PKI systems like in the company you work in?
> Lots of us use GPG and it has the best PKI going as far as I am concerned.
> SSL is an encryption algorithm, not a PKI but there is a system of
> certifying authorities to sign the keys.
> Tracy Reed http://www.ultraviolet.org
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