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Re: Time to resurrect multi-key signatures in RPM?



On Wed, 2008-08-27 at 21:42 +0000, Bojan Smojver wrote:
> Les Mikesell <lesmikesell <at> gmail.com> writes:
> 
> > But what if 
> > it is the src rpm that is compromised so the builds will be identical 
> > because they both contain the modification?
> 
> That is not exactly the compromise of the build system and/or Fedora key, now is
> it? If your own contributors are subverting the system by uploading borked
> source, the mutli-key system isn't going to help (and I never claimed that).
> 
> For people that are not convinced in the usefulness of this (in principle), go
> the a bank and try to open an account. See if they'll be OK with you producing
> just one piece of ID.

Not to fan the flames, but last time they did just that :-). And I'm
pretty sure they'll do it again, possibly because the IDs in question
are very hard to fake.

Nils
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