can someone verify the gnupg Fingerprint for pubkey?
hka at qbs.com.pl
Wed Jun 6 16:33:53 CEST 2012
On Wednesday 06 of June 2012 09:39:12 Sam Smith wrote:
> Yeah, thanks. It's the key that signed the .sig and the one I needed to
> download to verify. I downloaded it from a Key Server--don't know how else
> to get the public key.
> I checked the gpg package legitimacy on a computer that already had gpg
> installed. But wanted to make sure I had a legit pub key for the new
> machine i was building. Thanks!
> Is there another way to verify the legitimacy of a downloaded public key?
> (assuming you don't know any of the other sigs on the pub key that is,
> obviously). Or is asking on a user list like this the recommended way?
>From security perspective, the public key and (long) fingerprint are
In other words, as long as the fingerprint matches the certificate, it doesn't
matter where you get the certificate from. But this only holds true if you
trust the validity of fingerprint.
> > Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2012 09:31:15 -0400
> > From: shavital at gmail.com
> > To: gnupg-users at gnupg.org
> > Subject: Re: can someone verify the gnupg Fingerprint for pubkey?
> > Sam Smith <SNT123-W473749522376A8D4B7B6EAC20D0 at phx.gbl> June 6, 2012
> > 9:25:37 AM wrote:
> > Sam Smith wrote on 6/6/12 8:54 AM:
> > > Can someone please verify that I have the legit public key to verify
> > > GnuPG with? I checked the website but the Fingerprint is not given
> > > anywhere.
> > >
> > > I got this Fingerprint for the Public Key I downloaded
> > >
> > > D869 2123 C406 5DEA 5E0F 3AB5 249B 39D2 4F25 E3B6
> > That's the fingerprint for Werner Koch (dist sig):
> > pub 2048R/4F25E3B6 created: 2011-01-12 expires: 2019-12-31 usage: SC
> > trust:  validity: 
> > sub 2048R/AC87C71A created: 2011-01-12 expires: 2019-12-31 usage: A
> >  (1). Werner Koch (dist sig)
> > pub 2048R/4F25E3B6 2011-01-12 Werner Koch (dist sig)
> > Primary key fingerprint: D869 2123 C406 5DEA 5E0F 3AB5 249B 39D2 4F25 E3B6
> > Hope this is what you were looking for.
> > Charly
> > Mac OS X 10.7.4 (11E52) MacBook Intel C2Duo MacGPG2-2.0.17-9
> > Thunderbird 13.0 Enigmail 1.4.2 (20120519-0100)
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