[clug-talk] vimrc file from Suse
sgrover at open2space.com
Tue Oct 24 21:22:11 PDT 2006
Disclaimer - I don't use VIM.
The vimrc file is just your configuration setup for VIM - correct? If
so, then why care if it's encrypted or not - I would think there
wouldn't be any passwords in there, or anything sensitive...
But, the question RE encrypted attachments is interesting. I'm assuming
this would be dependant on the client, but... I believe attachements
are converted to text (base64 or similar), and then that text is part of
your email. So it would stand to reason that the attachment would be
encrypted as well. But I can imagine some clients only encrypting the
body of the message for the sake of performance.
On the otherhand, you didn't really say how you were encrypting the
mail. GPG? SSL/TLS connection? etc. That would play a factor in just
what is happening.
Michael Walters wrote:
> Hello All,
> I am not sure that it is safe to send unencrypted over the net my vimrc
> file from Suse.
> Is it safe to attach my Suse vimrc file to an unencrypted email message?
> I have also heard that although the main body of a message is
> encrypted, attachments like my vimrc file in Suse (which is different
> from my .vimrc file from Zenwalk) are not encrypted. Is this so? If so,
> what should I do to have someone look at the two files? To be safe
> should I bring the printouts of the two files to the next CLUG meeting?
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