[TriLUG] PGP Signing at the next Meeting
justin at deepbluesoftware.com
Tue Aug 12 23:48:37 EDT 2003
On Tue, 2003-08-12 at 11:22, Tanner Lovelace wrote:
> If anyone is interested in exchanging pgp/gpg fingerprints at the next
> TriLUG meeting for the purpose of signing keys please bring the
> following information.
> a) a piece of paper (or business card) containing your
> ~ 1) Email address
> ~ 2) Key Type
> ~ 3) Key Size
> ~ 4) Key fingerprint
> ~ 5) Your name :-)
> b) Some form of government sponsored ID (driver's license or
> ~ passport works)
> We can exchange information there and then later go home and
> veryify and sign keys.
> If you have any questions, please reply to this message as there
> are many people on the list that can either answer the questions
> or might be curious as to the answers. :-)
Ok, I'll ask the newbie questions. :-)
How do I go about getting the info needed for the key signing? I've got
my email address covered, but after that I need a little help. :-) In
other words how do I collect the information for Key Type, Key Size, Key
Fingerprint and oh yea, I know my name.
Another twist is that I often use 2 different email addresses. Do I then need a
separate key for each account?
Lastly, I fumbled my way through setting up a key on my laptop, but now that
I have finally set up my primary desktop machine at home under linux, how
do I transfer that key to this machine? Simple import of my key from the laptop?
I guess I really need to dig into gpg and figure out how it all works together.
I remember vaguely a meeting topic on this in the past and the subject matter
being posted to the web somewhere. If that's around and someone could point me
to it I'll do my part and RTFM.
I've been lurking for about 2 years now, but I am finally taking the time to make
the switch to OSS for my primary OS. It's just so hard to go back and be a freaking
newbie again! :-)
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