Re: gsu (Was Re: More Political Stuff)

> On Wed, 30 Aug 2000, Sean Middleditch wrote:
> > kind of signature in the themes too, to allow signing (I've never really
> > understand HOW that makes things safer, seeing as how anyone can just
> > copy the signature... but everyone else seems to like using signatures
> > all the time...)
> Digital signatures are computed from the checksum of the file and a
> private key in such a way that to check the authenticity of the key, only
> a publicly available key is required, but to generate the key, a secret
> key is required.  To 'just copy the signature..' you would need to be able
> to break a scheme like RSA.

... So the entire message is encoded, or is merely an additional
signature added to a message/data?  I think perhaps I've gotten a
mis-representation of the storage mechanism used here... (nothing new, I
might add  ~,^  )

Sean Etc.

> njh

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