[Mailman-Developers] PGP and Mailman
stefan.schlott at informatik.uni-ulm.de
Wed Mar 2 08:31:56 CET 2005
> Have either of you solved the problem of Mailman not preserving
> white space in the message body? This kind of thing is death to
> messages signed or encrypted with PGP, and I have yet to hear of anyone
> who has addressed this issue.
As already mentioned, I didn't cover the sign-only case; I tried to
implement an encrypted mailinglist, thus the space-signature-killer was
no concern :-)
>> I didn't figure out at
>> first glance how chunking works... otherwise, a mail might be encrypted
>> to several recipients - increasing its length by several bytes, but
>> reducing the number of forks of gpg processes.
> You definitely need to encrypt the message to all recipients, then
> send out one copy. Anything else would be prohibitively expensive in
> terms of computation time for any reasonable number of recipients.
This will create huge messages in large MLs. Further, this will reveal
all recipients' key ids - something not wanted in anonymous lists.
Imho the tradeoff lies somewhere inbetween - encrypt messages to n
recipients (yet to be implemented).
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