Key signing parties
dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Mon Apr 23 19:24:42 CEST 2007
On Mon, Apr 23, 2007 at 04:38:32PM +0200, Bruno Costacurta wrote:
> On Friday 20 April 2007 15:42:20 David Shaw wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 20, 2007 at 02:25:48PM +0200, Bruno Costacurta wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > are there some mailing list / blog / ..others.. where are mentioned key
> > > signing parties ?
> > >
> > > I expected to find something at
> > > http://www.gnupg.org/
> > > but it seems this site does not contain any info about such parties.
> > Go to http://www.biglumber.com
> > It's the perfect site for setting up and finding key signing
> > gatherings as well as individual signature exchanges.
> Thanks David.
> Indeed good website to find people in nearest area.
> However can their Key Exchange Service be considered as 'acceptable' as it
> allows key signing without physical meeting with respective ID approval ?
> Or should this service simply be avoided ?
Their key exchange service is a tool, and like most tools it can be
used properly or improperly. You must use the tool in a way that
meets the requirements of both yourself and the person you are
exchanging signatures with.
One thing that their service does nicely is help prevent the case
where A signs B's key, and B promises to but doesn't sign A's key. It
won't release the keys until everyone does what they promised to do.
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