Re: Digital signature in muLinux - tests wanted

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Wed Nov 08 2000 - 21:20:42 CET

On Wed, Nov 08, 2000 at 07:42:18PM +0100, Gerrit Lammert nicely wrote:
> Hi Michele, Giovanni,
> > Talking about PGP, why not using the GNU alternative Gnupg? it
> > works exactly like PGP and is able to use/import keys from PGP.
> > It's just a suggestion :)
> Yes, that might be a good idea. I recently watched a report (german tv)
> about PGP and that (as it now belongs to symantec if i recall correct) some
> experts in matter of privacy are courious about PGP. They think the
> US-government might have forced symantec (or whoever) to install a backdoor,
> enableing the FBI (or NSA...) to decode all PGP-encripted messages.

This is an historic PGP question. It take place for us only if you
suspect that the Debian PGP-international source that I used,
is altered in some way from the Philiph Zimmermann "Pretty Good Software Inc."
original forge.

>This can
> not be the case with GnuPGP (as it is open source obviously).
> All this might be paranoia, but there is a groupthat is (somehow related to
> the german government who supports GnuPGP because of this rumours.
> But, if you only want to implement is as a kind of test, this doesn't metter
> at all...

The "National Security Agency" that looks inside the muLinux user's
email messages! We are just lucky if the poor muLinux user is *really* able
to send some message out of its modem, plaintext or encrypted :-)

Anycase, If someone can compile GnuPGP with libc5 and sent it to me,
I will take a look. Otherwise, an enourmous static-linked binary will be
added ....


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Would two negative ones do?"			-- Woody Allen
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