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[Monotone-devel] Re: summit flag day?

From: Lapo Luchini
Subject: [Monotone-devel] Re: summit flag day?
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 17:06:43 +0200
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Richard Levitte wrote:
In message <address@hidden> on Wed, 23 Apr 2008 14:39:32 +0200, Lapo Luchini 
<address@hidden> said:

lapo> Richard Levitte wrote:
lapo> > lapo> 2. use principals instead of key names all around
lapo> > Uhmmm, what's a principal in this context?
lapo> lapo> Something like the hash of the public key material instead of a user-chosen text.

That's what I've always wanted, BUT maybe not "all around", only
internally.  I suspect that the users still want an identity that they
can read, recognise and maybe even spell out ;-).  I know I'd like

Well, except for errors and name-clashes I'd display the user selected name (e-mail, like it is now) anyway ;-)

If you meant something secure and spellable at the same time, there are ways to make hashes more spellable anyway, such as dividing them in 12 bit blocks and using a word out of a dictionary of 4096 carefully chosen words (chosen not to be similar one another).
That's what Windows PGP 5 does (using english words).
I did once write come C to do that using an external dictionary containing (in my case) 4096 italian words.


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