In article <wk788js7wv75$.cyulo0xxm1od.dlg@xxxxxxxxxx>,
Hans Lister <stymeeee@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Sorry Roy Schestowitz, but nothing at all was made up.
> Your email complete with PGP signature proves exactly what you
> are all about and all the attempts at deflection won't help you
I'm no fan of Roy, but he deserves a fair shake (even though he usually
isn't fair to the people he attacks).
The email in the blog post proves *nothing* at this time. The author of
the blog entry says the signature checks, but have you verified it?
I am confident that you have not, because I *have* tried to verify it,
and was unable to. To check a signature, you need to message. The
conversion of the message to HTML for posting has mangled enough of it
in ways that are not easily reversed.
Until the blog author makes the message available by a mechanism that
doesn't mangle it (downloadable file, perhaps, or uuencode it before
putting it in the blog) so that any third party can check to see if
Roy's signature matches, the claims against Roy are completely
Roy: if you indeed are innocent of the accusation against you, your best
defense is that alleged email from you. Just insist that the blog author
publish the email unmangled. If he does so, and the signature does not
check, you will have caught him in a massive lie, and destroyed his
credibility. Don't get distracted arguing the points of his blog
entry--focus exclusively on his claim that he has an email that says
what the posted email says, with a valid signature from you.