can someone verify the gnupg Fingerprint for pubkey?

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Thu Jun 7 01:39:05 CEST 2012

On 06/06/2012 07:15 PM, Sam Smith wrote:
> My efforts to verify the fingerprint are the best way to do this, correct?

"Best" is a relative term.

The gold standard for validation involves meeting someone who claims to
be Werner Koch, asking him for his passport, checking that his passport
identifies him as Werner Koch and that all the anti-forgery measures are
in place on the document, and having him tell you directly what his
certificate fingerprint is.

Of course, this just establishes you have the certificate of *a* Werner
Koch, and maybe not the one you want.

Certificate validation is a surprisingly hard thing to do.  Sorry.  :(

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