Remote signing?

Roscoe eocsor at
Sun Feb 19 18:26:20 CET 2006

Seeing as a detached sig is just a signed hash, you could hash the
file remotely then copy the hash over and construct a detached sig
from that. I imagine no current app supports that kind of thing(??) so
that might involve X amount of pissing about coding your own solution.

Many folk just run sha1sum and sign the output of that.
It's requires a extra command to be run to verify but nothing major.

On 2/19/06, Matthias Urlichs <smurf at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I need to sign files remotely. They're moderately large, so transmitting
> them back to my firewalled-off laptop (I'm usually behind a slow line),
> where the secret key lives, isn't a good idea.
> Ideas?
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> Matthias Urlichs
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