[clug-talk] LinuxFest - 'web of trust'.

Mitchell Brown mbgb14 at gmail.com
Tue May 2 12:09:28 PDT 2006


Thanks

What is the preferred key server that people use?

On 5/2/06, Gustin Johnson <gustin at echostar.ca> wrote:
>
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> gmail does not support this, you can however write your messages in a
> text file, sign and attach it.  This is cumbersome which is why I use
> Thunderbird (Evolution and Kontact/Kmail also support PGP, though
> Kontact/Kmail needs some additional work to make it work).
>
> I also use horde/imp (horde.org) for my webmail access, as it also has
> an integrated pgp module, though you need to be able to trust your web
> host (another advantage to DIY).
>
> Mitchell Brown wrote:
> > Sweet guys, just setup my key! Now, how do I encrypt messages via
> > Gmail-webinterface with it?
> > lol  oh and what is the preferred key server?
> >
> > On 4/28/06, simon <simon at mungewell.org> wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> Hi all,
> >> I would expect everyone on this list is excited about the up coming
> >> LinuxFest, don't forget to bring your GPG key/fingerprint to exchange
> >> with others - and expand the 'web of trust'.
> >>
> >> Basically all you need to do is lots of peices of paper with:
> >> ---
> >> Your primary email address.
> >> Your full name.
> >> Your key's fingerprint.
> >> ---
> >>
> >> Also bring two bits of photo ID (depending on who you're asking to sign
> >> your key).
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> You can get your fingerprint with the command 'gpg --fingerprint
> >> <email-address>'
> >>
> >> for example 'gpg --fingerprint simon at mungewell.org' gives:
> >> ---
> >> pub   1024D/575E8783 2000-02-07
> >>       Key fingerprint = 90B2 0989 447C 4AB9 1DB5  E90C C0A9 9F2D 575E
> >> 8783
> >> uid                  Simon Wood <simon at mungewell.org>
> >> sub   1024g/16B75E59 2000-02-07
> >> ---
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> At the LinuxFest you exchange the peices of paper, checking that the
> >> person
> >> is who the paper says they are.
> >>
> >> We you get home you download the persons key from a key server, sign it
> >> and then upload it back to the keyserver. They will perform the same
> >> actions on your key.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Full instructions can be found here:
> >> http://www.cryptnet.net/fdp/crypto/gpg-party.html
> >>
> >> So see you all at the show,
> >> Simon.
> >>
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