[AfrICANN-discuss] Towards mailing list version 2.0

Dr Eberhard W Lisse el at lisse.NA
Thu Dec 6 10:55:45 SAST 2012

I personally don't think that this list warrants such measures,
because you will not be able to even get existing members to
validate themselves.

I do however think that this is something one can try out for lists
where audience is restricted, for example by law (such as medical
practitioners in some European countries).

I don't particularly care whether I use S/MIME or PGP, I can do
both, I just figured out PGP/GPG many years ago and SSL only

As far as AUP is concerned, I disagree, then you need a moderator
and every Tom, Dick and Sophia will squeal if only a single comma
was changed.  I prefer that everyone uses it at one's own peril, and
be aware that there is a delete button.


On 2012-12-06 10:21 , Mark Elkins wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-12-06 at 08:15 +0200, Dr Eberhard W Lisse wrote:
>> My emails from the Macs are signed with SSL as a matter of
>> course, but I haven't had time yet to load the certificate onto
>> the iPhone 5 and iPad mini.
>>> The mailing list version 2.0 = Face-list (subscription with
>>> photo) + Security embedded (through digital signature provide
>>> with standard as OpenPGP).
> Insisting that S/MIME is used on this list might not be such a bad
> idea.  This is an AfriNIC list and they can provide S/MIME
> certificates for people that validate themselves with copies of
> passports - etc.  One can also use the free services of people
> like StartCom (www.startssl.com) to get a suitable S/MIME
> signature as well - you also need to provide verifiable
> information.  (I just prefer S/MIME over PGP).
> These certificates can all be exported/imported across various
> devices.
> If this increases the trust factor of identities on this list (no
> other software changes needed), I think this would be a positive
> move.
> Maybe there also needs to be a discussion on an AUP?

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