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Re: [SLUG] PGP questions
- To: David Uzzell <david-lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] PGP questions
- From: Mark Canavan <slug@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2004 19:45:29 +1100
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You may want to sign emails for non deniability (and indeed deniability)
reasons. This may or may not be important to certain classes of users.
This sounds like a good excuse for a debian style key signing party. There is
an explanation on how to run one here.
This is a good howto since it details how to use a keyserver in the human
A more simplistic howto is here
Lots of fun and it builds up a web of trust which in some respects is a bit
less brittle than a traditional PKI. Once webs of trust are built up you can
start to trust people automatically without the overhead of keyservers.
When is the next slug meeting? Maybe we could get a keysigning party together
On Thu, 19 Feb 2004 06:36 pm, David Uzzell wrote:
> Just have a quick question about PGP and what slug members use/do.
> Just out of intrest what Keyservers do people use? I generally use
> www.keyserver.net and over recent time have been watching some of the
> PGP signed emails comming in through SLUG list and other list's but from
> the looks of it most people don't have their keys up on that set of
> servers and some don't even have keys up anywere I could find to verifiy
> the Signiture.
> If people use PGP, why would people sign emails without having their key
> uploaded to a keyserver for other people to check their sig's if they want?
> What do people generally use PGP for? At this point it is fairly
> challanging to get Customers to use it for secure emails. Some customers
> ~ don't even care and just send things like CC number through email
> without a care. Internally in our company we use it to secure all our
> emails with server passwords and Doc's that you would not want to get
> out in anyway shape or form.
~ | |\ |\ | | / Mark Canavan
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