Web of trust in Southwest Ohio, USA
jason.barnett at telesuite.com
Thu Jan 20 21:36:53 CET 2005
Neil Williams wrote:
> On Thursday 20 January 2005 2:55 pm, Jason Barnett wrote:
>>- Can someone give me some advice on how to get started building my "web
> 1. Advertise that you use GnuPG by signing emails, putting your key in ASCII
> armour on your webpage, linking to that page in your email sig, . . .
> 2. Get yourself onto biglumber (ref in my sig) to help people in your area to
> find you.
Someone else emailed me off list and I'm signing up for that right now.
> 3. Join local user groups, especially (GNU/)Linux User Groups (GLUG or LUG).
> 4. Start with your own friends and contacts.
No one in my family uses it (I'm actually trying to convince my sister
to start), but I'll give my friends a try.
>>- Is there a site where I can search *all* of the archives at once? I
>>found http://lists.gnupg.org/pipermail/gnupg-users/?1106184443 but I can
>>only search within a one month time frame (and I hate to post questions
>>that have already been answered).
> The practical reason for that is that multi-month searches require lots of
> server time and unless you've got the power of Google, the scripts time out.
> Google will search particular sites - check the advanced search options.
Thanks for the tip! I've done this before for other sites, but I just
didn't think of it this time around.
>>- I realize that not every person I email is going to use GPG / PGP so
>>I'd like to at least sign every email that I send. What exactly is
>>supposed to be in my signature? Is it the encrypted version of the
>>email I am sending?
> It's a checksum of the content of the email. It is calculated from your key
> and the email text and each signature is unique. Your email client will do
> the calculations for you. Your standard email sig (the plain text bit) should
> just mention your keyid or a webpage that holds a copy of your key plus
> sundry other contact details. You don't write a digital / GnuPG signature
> You're using Thunderbird so you'll need the Enigmail plugin to sign using
> GnuPG. It's very simple to configure.
I downloaded / installed it. I'll be setting that up shortly.
> It will allow you to sign all outgoing messages or just the ones you select.
>>Thanks in advance for whatever help you can send my way. And if any of
>>you are PHP developers feel free to drop me a line some time. :)
> Atom has also written a GnuPG encryption routine for PHP:
Many, many good tips here. Thank you!
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