On Fri, 2003-10-03 at 20:15, Robert G. Waycott wrote: > My friend just notified me that rc1 is out. I have been working the past > few days, so was not aware. Now, I wonder if I must reinstall the system > with an rc1 .iso, or if a CVSup, portupgrade/make world will do? > > Second question: why do many users on the list PGP sign messages? Is > there something nefarious out there about which I should worry? Is > PGP-signing really providing a great deal of security? >
Although I don't sign my messages to mailing lists, PGP signatures are a good way to determine if a message really came from the person that the headers indicate. If you are really sure that a particular key belongs to someone, than you can rest assure that a message signed by that key came from the sender (unless he got his private key and passphrase stolen) *and* that the message arrived unchanged. You can do a lot of damage by either forging E-mails from someone, or modifying E-mails (I saw that kind of stuff in my college-days, some kids send offensive Emails to teachers from other kids addresses). No PGP signatures should solve this problem. One cautionary note, PGP/Mime signed mails are not displayed by Outlook at all (its MIME implementation is a complete mess). > Esse quam videri, > > --Bob. > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"