[rc5] Ways of distributing keys

Brian Neal bneal at volusianet.net
Wed Nov 5 18:39:49 EST 1997


I also use FreeBSD, with a ppp dialup connection i use a script:

ppp -dial <sitename>
rc564 -fetch
rc564 -runbuffers
ppp -dial <sitename>
rc564 -flush


If you use `-ddial' for user ppp, it will install itself as a daemon and
will reconnect if a connection is lost...


Peter van Heusden wrote:

> Hi
>
> I'm running rc564 on my home computer (a FreeBSD box). I find that
> exchanging keys is a big problem - firstly, you have to do it via TCP/IP,
> and secondly, the connection made by the client appears to be none too
> stable. As a result, I have to check my client every now and again, bring
> up PPP, run rc564 -update a number of times, etc.
>
> Is there any reason why keys could not also be distributed via Email? My
> mail is collected automatically via UUCP in the mornings, and this would
> be an ideal time to send and receive key blocks.
>
> Thanks,
> Peter
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