[clug-talk] GPG Tutorial
waltersm at telusplanet.net
Sun Sep 25 20:35:46 PDT 2005
I labeled this message important, and then started to read the tutorial.
By the time I got to key revoking in the introduction I realized that I
am almost brain dead by 21:30.
So I am going to go back to the url when I am more alert and will read
all of it carefully and then generate my private and public keys.
If I find my misplaced wallet, I will do a key exchange at the next
meeting I attend. But after I learn how to create my private and public
keys I will do so even if I do not yet have enough ID to convince others
that I am who I say I am. Unfortunately my clug card and my personal
identity card are in that wallet.
Jarrod Major wrote:
>I figured i should start a separate thread for this as it could be missed in
>the other one if only a few people were reading it.
>I am offering tutelage in the setting up and use of GPG Public Key Encryption.
>This is open to anyone but subject to MY availability. I am available on IRC
>and Skype fairly often. If you want to get a jump on things you should
>This is written very plainly and is very easy to follow even for nubes.
>The requirement is having GPG installed on your system. Most of the friendlier
>versions of Linux come with it preinstalled and ready for you to use. If it
>is not installed, it is not a very big package to install. If you use KDE
>then you can manage everything with the very excellent KGpg GUI tool, it can
>handle just about everything but also gives you the option of going
>command-line to do some of the more involved bits.
>I can't rave about this technology enough. With Shawn's concern over email of
>late, it exemplifies the need to use such an excellent tool like this. If you
>are able to sign your messages with your GPG key then everyone who has your
>public key may verify that it was you that sent the message. This is very
>important especially for our Executives who send meeting or special event
>notices from time to time. Having the ability to check the validity of a
>message is a good thing when you are talking about important information.
>Yes, we are somewhat protected by the fact that our mailing lists are for
>subscribers only but it is still possible for someone with malicious intent
>to get in and cause trouble.
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