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Re: [Monotone-devel] while i'm on the subject, other things that ought t

From: Zack Weinberg
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] while i'm on the subject, other things that ought to be done to key handling...
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2008 12:40:46 -0500

On Mon, Feb 4, 2008 at 12:12 PM, Richard Levitte <address@hidden> wrote:
> In message <address@hidden> on Mon, 4 Feb 2008 11:29:33 -0500, "Zack 
> Weinberg" <address@hidden> said:
>  I assume that you know that the private key file, be it a SSH key or a
>  PEM formatted key, normally contains both the private and public part.
>  A separate file for the public key is normally seen as a convenience
>  for the user and not much more.  The software usually don't give the
>  public key files a rat's ass...

Yep.  I'm primarily interested in solving Ethan's problem here, where
the user sends the entire keypair file in response to a request for
the public key.  It seems wisest to sanity-check the one against the
other, though.  (We already do this for the keypair file and the
cached public key in the database.)


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