[TriLUG] Signed keys
Fri, 18 Jan 2002 02:04:02 -0500
I am trying to get more informed on signing my e-mail, etc.
I am trying to figure out how to do something...
I have 2 old keys out on PGP servers.
Public Key Server -- Index ``Bill Vinson ''
Type bits/keyID Date User ID
pub 1024/7762CAE9 2000/05/04 Bill Vinson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
pub 1024/8CB4BF7C 1997/11/21 Bill Vinson <email@example.com>
These were both keys that I created back before I took this
seriously :) I have a feeling I know what the passphrase is, but if I
import them and try to generate a revoke script I get the following
[localhost:~/Documents] bill% gpg --output earthlink-revoke.asc
gpg: secret key for user `firstname.lastname@example.org' not found
How do I get around this? If I can get it revoked, then how do I kill
it out on the servers?
Ok, last idea. Is it possible to crack my own keys and if so can I then
On Friday, January 18, 2002, at 12:38 AM, Tanner Lovelace wrote:
> I meant to send this message out Monday, but I've been a little
> busy. :-(
> Anyway, I did sign the keys of everyone I verified at last week's
> meetings. They have been uploaded to the wwwkeys.de.pgp.net, and
> should have traversed to other keyservers by now. To make things
> easy for people not comfortable with keyservers, however, I have
> placed them on the following web page:
> In addition, I put a little information to help explain how
> to import the key file and how to go about uploading a key
> to a keyserver. If you have any questions, please feel free
> to e-mail me offline. If you want me to cover something at
> the GnuPG/PGP talk in March, let me know. Also, Kevin said
> someone else was interested in helping with the talk. Could
> that person please e-mail me? Thanks.
> P.S. I've recently made a small modification to my key to
> fix the problem of it showing up as a secondary user id,
> so I'd appreciate it if anyone who has my key could take a
> second and download the latest version. In gpg you can do
> this with this command:
> gpg --keyserver wwwkeys.de.pgp.net --recv-key DE7639D4
> Tanner Lovelace | email@example.com | http://wtl.wayfarer.org/
> GPG Fingerprint = A66C 8660 924F 5F8C 71DA BDD0 CE09 4F8E DE76 39D4
> GPG Key can be found at http://wtl.wayfarer.org/lovelace.gpg.asc
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