Trusted Signatures on your Public key?
Mark H. Wood
Wed Jul 18 17:03:02 2001
On Tue, 17 Jul 2001, Peter Lavender wrote:
> I'm still wading through the reading available on Public Key Crypto,
> one thing I'm not sure about, actully there's a lot I'm not sure
> about, is what I came across reading about the web of trust, was
> getting someone you trust to sign your key.
> How does this work? Does someone I know and trust sign my public key?
> If so, how is that done and do I import it?
That's basically it. That person probably knows how to do so with the
software he uses. The GNU Privacy Handbook discusses this rather
The question I neve see properly addressed is: how do I discover the
intersection between [people I trust] and [people who use compatible PKC]?
Do you just go around asking all of your friends and associates, "are you
one too?" until you find someone?
Mark H. Wood, Lead System Programmer mwood@IUPUI.Edu
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