On Wed, May 23, 2001 at 12:58:06AM +0100, Niall O Broin wrote:
> What do you mean exactly ? Is this a bit like the captain and the XO on the
> submarine with the keys to the nuclear missile launcher i.e. do two people
> have to agree to decrypt ? If so, who gets to get the plain text ?
the two people sitting at the terminal. the files in question contain
valuable data, and it would seem wise to me to offer some security in
handling them. not just for the people you purchased the files, but
for those that handle them on their behalf.
ray kelly's response was spot on in describing what i had in mind.
i've hunted about for info on it, and i see some references to it in 1998
posts on a gpg list of some sort. but nothing else. it would certainly
help in getting gpg used in a corporate environment. as it stands gpg is
very good at what it does, and i know at least one company that uses it,
but i think this is a feature corporate users would eventually want.
and while it's quite complex technically, it's thanks to the scenario
you describe that it's easy to ask for.
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