Split private Key

Stefan Bellon sbellon@sbellon.de
Wed Sep 12 19:44:01 2001

Michael Sierchio <kudzu@tenebras.com> wrote:

> matt wrote:

> > Use dd(1). Say the key is 1000B:
> > $ dd if=key.file of=key.file.1 bs=300 count=1
> > $ dd if=key.file of=key.file.2 bs=300 skip=1 count=1
> > $ dd if=key.file of=key.file.3 bs=300 skip=2
> >

> This reveals key bits to the holders, however. Using
> a K-of-N threshold scheme, or even a simple XOR, prevents
> the holders from having any knowledge of the key bits.
For this, you may want to take a look at http://www.erikyyy.de/multikey/ Greetings, Stefan. -- Stefan Bellon * <mailto:sbellon@sbellon.de> * <http://www.sbellon.de/> PGP 2 and OpenPGP keys available from my home page The packaging said "Windows 95 or better", so I installed Linux.