so how do you get others to sign your key?

David SMITH dave.smith at
Tue Jul 22 10:11:36 CEST 2008

On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 09:59:36PM -0700, kurt c wrote:
> When I looked at the listing of John's public key from a public key
> server, for example (John Clizbe, that is), I saw that he had all the
> other people's names listed with him, like Anthony Jones or Tony Jones
> or Robot CAs. I suppose these are the people or robots that have signed
> his key? Is this the so called web of trust? How do you get people to
> sign your key? And how do you get a certificate authority to sign your key?

Check the GNU Privacy Handbook; in particular the references to key
signing, and keysigning parties.

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