RJH said that administration wanted a method of digitally signing orders. AR went on to talk about MIME Objects Security Services (MOSS) - an IETF draft. He said that different implementations of MIME did different things with attachments. There is a commercial implementation using PEM. A MIME type application/pgp was an unofficial type used for multi-body parts. PB suggested that encrypting the whole message (all body parts) as a whole rather than individual body parts. AR said that most MUAs could not cope with this. It was agreed that a discussion document on this subject should be produced. JNB suggested that Martin Hamilton should be approached. DJ agreed to do this. [Action:DJ]
JG asked with MIME types could be stacked - can a multi-part message contain multi-part messages?
AR said that Warwick needed a way of signing word processor documents for administration. DJ suggested that the only solution at present was via a bi-lateral agreement.
JG suggested that PGP 3 would include enhancements. Work on this version was being co-ordinated by MIT. DJ believed that the patent problem had been solved as MIT had permission to use the patented techniques. The patent did not apply outside the USA and he thought there may be attempts to export the code legally. PB suggested that a book would be made available containing the new code which was legal to export outside the USA. AR reiterated the point made earlier that the situation within the UK should be clarified with the JISC.