Migrating keys

Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder avbidder at fortytwo.ch
Wed Nov 26 20:33:43 CET 2003

On Wednesday 26 November 2003 20:08, Neil Williams wrote:
> On Wednesday 26 Nov 2003 7:40 am, Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder 
> > On Tuesday 25 November 2003 20:49, Neil Williams wrote:
> > > I've thought about that before and I've put a page on the DCLUG website
> > > that outlines what I hope is a decent method. Now's as good a time as
> > > any to ask if others think it'll work!
> > > http://www.dclug.org.uk/linux_doc/gnupgsign.html#transfer
> >
> As I suspected, it's usable in a situation where both parties still have
> non-email communication on an ongoing basis? This could be used to confirm
> or replace one of the steps - preventing someone attacking the email
> address from knowing the entire process.

Yes, I think that if I get a re-signing request *and* that person tells me on 
a trusted channel that he sent me this mail I'd be inclined to sign it.  Even 
better if that person cross-signs the old and the new key. (But if we're 
commuinicating through a trusted channel, it would be easy to just also give 
the fingerprint, or at least the keyid, of the new key.)

-- vbi

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