[olug] PGP (GPG) key signing

Kevin sharpestmarble at gmail.com
Thu Jun 13 00:15:10 UTC 2013

Obligatory xkcd link: http://xkcd.com/1181

Oh wait, you're talking about encryption, not authentication. Never mind.
On Jun 12, 2013 1:29 PM, "Tony Gies" <tony.gies at gruppe86.net> wrote:

> Hey all,
> In light of recent events, privacy is on a lot of people's minds, and I'm
> starting to see a lot more email in my inbox that is encrypted with GPG or
> something similar. This has led me to realize that my current key has no
> signatures on it, and thus doesn't serve as a very good proof of identity.
> Are there any PGP/GPG users in the group who would be interested in
> exchanging signatures at a future meetup? It's pretty easy to do, Debian
> has an outline of the procedures involved:
> http://www.debian.org/events/keysigning. Having a personal key that is
> highly integrated into the web of trust (i.e. has many signatures) is good
> practice even if you don't value or use the privacy/trust aspects; among
> other things, it is prerequisite to participating in development/package
> maintenance on a few major Linux distros.
> tgies
> PS: I know I'm probably not a familiar name except to a few of you who I've
> worked with, but I actually used to post to the mailing list occasionally
> and attended a few of the Bellevue meetups 3-4 years ago. I just haven't
> been active in a long time.
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