[SATLUG] what's this???
ddipaolo at strike.homelinux.org
Mon Aug 5 23:46:01 CDT 2002
On Mon, 2002-08-05 at 22:36, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Daniel DiPaolo wrote:
> >Anyway, GnuPG is the implementation of PGP that I use. PGP is a PKI
> >(Public Key Infrastructure) implementation for encryption and other nice
> Just to be picky, gpg (or pgp) is NOT a PKI. It does use a public and
> private key, but it does not support an *infrastructure*, which is a
> methodology of verifying a public key. The pgp methodology is referred
> to as a 'web of trust'.
> -- Bruce
Point taken. Indeed there is no PKI inherent in PGP or GnuPG (which is
why you will find no mention of them in the pkiguru.com tutorial I
linked). PGP and GnuPG keys can, however, be the instruments upon which
a PKI is based. Sorry for the lack of clarity there.
Daniel DiPaolo <ddipaolo at strike.homelinux.org>
GnuPG key ID: 0xB2F23FC2
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