[Pkg-privacy-maintainers] Bug#825132: hexchat-otr: need way to list trust and distrust

Petter Reinholdtsen pere at hungry.com
Wed Jun 22 06:59:26 UTC 2016

[Matt Taggart]
> I was trying to determine if I had trust in a user and ran "/otr trust" 
> without a nick argument. I guess that is shorthand for "trust the current 
> user".
> But if I didn't want to do that there should be a way to remove trust. I 
> hear the irssi client uses "distrust".

I notice from <URL: https://github.com/cryptodotis/irssi-otr > this
description of the /trust and /distrust operations in irssi:


  In order to be sure you are communicating with the right person you can do
  two things to autenticate him or her.


  The third way is to trust manually. Exchange your fingerprint with the other
  party over a telephone or GPG-signed email for instance.

  /otr trust [FP]

  You can either type this command in the private conversation window of the
  buddy fingerprint you want to trust or enter the FP argument which is the
  five parts of the human readable fingerprint available via the
  /otr contexts command.

  For example: /otr trust 487FFADA 5073FEDD C5AB5C14 5BB6C1FF 6D40D48A


  To distrust a fingerprint for whatever reason you may have, use the
  following command which is like the trust command above.

  /otr distrust [FP]

  To completely forget a fingerprint meaning it will be erased from the
  OTR fingerprints file. Again, same as trust/distrust command, you can
  either enter the five parts of the fingerprint or execute the command
  in the private conversation window.

  /otr forget [FP]

I guess several of these operations would be useful for hexchat-otr too.  I also
notice irssi uses fingerprints and not usernames like hexchat-otr in its
/trust command.  Not sure which version make most sense to users.

Happy hacking
Petter Reinholdtsen

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