Web of Trust in Practical Usage

Doug Barton dougb at dougbarton.us
Sun Apr 28 00:02:39 CEST 2013

On 04/27/2013 09:31 AM, Quinn Wood wrote:
> Key signing is held up as an integral part of asymmetric encryption's
> usefulness- determining that you are indeed communicating with who you
> think you are.
> However, gnupg does not recurse signatures on imported or updated keys,
> and I am unable to find a single reference to a simple method of
> determining the most trusted (based on signature webs, hops, and/or
> other web of trust concepts) key matching a full or partial ID (name,
> comment, or email.)
> I would very much like to know if tools like this exist. Are any known,
> and if so where can I find more information about them?


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