Trusted Signatures on your Public key?

Mark H. Wood mwood@IUPUI.Edu
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 generally at: 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 Make a good day.