[OTR-dev] Peer validity TLV

Greg Troxel gdt at ir.bbn.com
Sat Oct 3 07:57:01 EDT 2015

Ola Bini <list at olabini.se> writes:

> Hi,
> Lately I've been thinking about how to communicate the decisions OTR is mak=
> ing in such a way that users can make informed choices based on
> that. I realized that one thing I've missed when using OTR-enabled clients =
> is the possibility of knowing whether my peer has validated my
> key or not.

Two questions:

  Why is it useful for you to know if the other side has marked your key
  as valid?

  Why is it ok, from a security viewpoint, for them to disclose that to

I don't mean these to be accusatory, but I think rationale for them
should be part of a proposal to add something.
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