Re: [siesta-dev] wish list

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From: Roger Burton West
Subject: Re: [siesta-dev] wish list
Date: 12:23 on 24 Sep 2002
On Tue, Sep 24, 2002 at 12:16:37PM +0100, Richard Clamp wrote:
>[My "you're planning to overengineer light" has almost burnt out.  Slow 
>down you two]
>On Tuesday, Sep 24, 2002, at 11:48 Europe/London, Roger Burton West 
>>On Tue, Sep 24, 2002 at 11:30:03AM +0100, Simon Wistow wrote:
>>>I presume you'd
>>>want it authorised by PGP signature or something.
>>In an ideal world, though it shouldn't be compulsory.
>Stop with the crack.

How about this: there may at some point be a plugin which will take a
PGP-ed message and:

(a) decrypt it with a list-specific key; and/or
(b) verify its signature; and/or
(c) encrypt/sign it; and
(d) insert information to describe what it's done (probably header
lines, which it should strip out of anything coming into it).

That's entirely orthogonal to "how we do list admin by email". I can
envision a desire for a list on which all mail is PGP-signed and
encrypted end-to-end, for example... but later, later, later, it's not
part of the core design and it doesn't need to be done in time for
release. A basic "login <email-address> <password>" is entirely good
enough if it's extensible (e.g. by one-time passwords, which I'll
probably write).


There's stuff above here

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