[zeromq-dev] Proposal for ZeroMQ certificate format

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Wed Oct 16 15:16:49 CEST 2013


On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 2:58 PM, Laurent Alebarde <l.alebarde at free.fr> wrote:

> If you put two fingerprints aligned in two lines, it takes less than a
> second to see if they differ or not, whatever is the lengh, even 256 bytes.

Yes, if you see both on the same screen. But then of course you can
compare the two entirely in software; the fingerprint is pointless.

The use case is not when a certificate changed, but when you get a new
certificate and want to check, via another channel, manually (e.g.
voice), whether you got the right one.

There never are two lines aligned. There's A and B talking over the phone.

-Pieter



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