GPG (Re: [Nottingham] RE: Pro Licenses and Mesh Networking)

Roger Light roger at
Thu Oct 4 16:19:00 BST 2007

On Thu, Oct 04, 2007 at 03:34:59PM +0100, godfrey wrote:

> > Wikipedia to the rescue:
> >
> >
> OK, I agree with that. Sending a copy of my Passport would be a "bad idea" as 
> it would give out the passport number to who knows whom!

And as Josh said, meeting face to face is really important. I've got to
be convinced that the passport isn't fake and that you and the person on
the passport are the same person. How do you check that you look the
same as the person on the passport without meeting? And that's without
considering that it'd be a lot easier to make a fairly convincing
modification of a scanned picture than it would be to modify the real

> I travel in by bus, and my bus pass has my photo on it (I 
> had to prove my address and identity to get it)

Speaking for myself, I haven't got any experience with bus passes so I
wouldn't be willing to accept it as a form of ID because I'd be very
unlikely to tell whether it has been faked or not.


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