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Re: Opportunistic STARTTLS in smtpmail.el

From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Opportunistic STARTTLS in smtpmail.el
Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 22:32:47 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:

> I propose the hex data be the alist printed in the UTF-8 encoding, then
> converted to the unibyte conversion, encrypted, and hex-encoded.  The
> next non-hex character (usually space or newline) ends the data.  If we
> fail to decode it, we print a warning message.

I think it would be nice if it was as short as possible, too, because
this will be a blob of stuff in a file that people would be editing.

Which is why I kinda like the

secret gpg:<base 64> idea.

If we put all the secrets into the same blob, we can say stuff like


that is, make the token names really short (one character), and use NUL
as the separator, so that we can put random other characters (including
space) into the passwords...

> I agree about this.  For your purpose, let's get the gpg tokens working.
> Then we can overengineer the general solution into a minor mode, an
> EmacsWiki page, and a long discussion about the aesthetics of hex data.


> What do you need from me to get the above done, if you agree about the
> implementation?

Well, I'd hoped that you'd implement this.  :-)

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