[RC5] Die SETI die !

Lee Dilkie Lee at Dilkie.com
Thu Jul 22 15:07:14 EDT 1999


yes, but it wouldn't be a *trusted* signature. and you couldn't modify the
existing signed source without breaking the hash value and thus the trust.
signatures are secure and, IMHO, the correct way to go about solving this
problem.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen DeGabriele [mailto:stephend at aebc.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 1999 6:07 PM
To: rc5 at lists.distributed.net
Subject: RE: [RC5] Die SETI die !


if you write you rown source you can make your signature.. no?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net
> [mailto:owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net]On Behalf Of Richard Lee King
> Jr.
> Sent: Sunday, July 18, 1999 10:08 PM
> To: rc5 at lists.distributed.net
> Subject: Re: [RC5] Die SETI die !
> 
> 
> actually with digital signatures i don't see how altering the source
> can work. i would think it would cause the signature to be wrong.
> 
> 
> > A lot of people in the "target audience", including me, 
> would be much more
> > happy with full source... why is it so hard to publish source and
> double-check
> > 0.1% or so of the blocks assigned? - one in every few hundred blocks
> raises a
> > false alarm, so get the keymaster to check that when a 
> block has been sent
> in
> > with a false alarm flag, if a dupe of it comes in, if that 
> has not got the
> > false alarm flag it will squeal about it; it will also occasionally
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