Re: x.509 gpgsm and kmail



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On Saturday 23 January 2010, Curt Howland was heard to say:
Hi, Debian Users.

A friend of mine asked if I could send him encrypted mail using
X.509, rather than OpenPGP which I normally use.

Ok, to continue the discussion, it turns out that (DN)
means "Distinguished Names" the _best_ description of "Distinguished
Names" that I found was Microsoft's:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366101(VS.85).aspx

And once I'd put in "CN=Curt Howland" the keygen process worked. One
of the problems is that the --list-keys display doesn't use the
term "Name (DN)" anywhere, so there's no way to know what field is
being referred to in the keygen question.

Next step is importing and using the key, but what a mess. The
original PGP was easier to use than this, maybe because it wasn't
written by people who already know what they're doing.

Second System Syndrome.

Curt-

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The Magistrate, enrobed in taxes, condemns the thief in stolen rags.

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