[kwlug-disc] Anyone interesting in going a GPG key signing?

Andrew Sullivan Cant acant at alumni.uwaterloo.ca
Sun Oct 6 16:55:22 EDT 2013


All right, slow on following up to keep this thread alive. :)

So I was figuring on either doing a key signing at a KWLUG event 
periodically, or even just doing it as part of the regular night.
Say make an announcement at the end of each meeting, and see when we 
reach saturation.

I was also thinking about a presentation on more things do to with PGP 
keys than just email.
I know for myself, I have created and signed 2 keys that I have 
eventually stopped using when I switch computers at some point.  They 
we easy to just not bother getting running again. But if I had more 
things that I actually used the keys for, I'd have more motivation to 
actually keep them working.

* package signing would be and example for developers.
* Obnam <http://liw.fi/obnam/> is a backup system that uses GPG keys 
for encrypting.
* git-annex <http://git-annex.branchable.com/encryption/> is using GPG 
keys in a similar way
* monkeysphere <http://web.monkeysphere.info/> is trying to a website 
certificate system based on the PGP web of trust

If anyone has other uses for their GPG keys, I'd be interested to hear 
them.

Does anyone want to start signing tomorrow night?
I can probably either dig up my old one or generate a new key by then. 
:)

Andrew



On Sun Jul 14 23:59:36 2013, Bob Jonkman wrote:
> Yes!
>
> Would this be part of a regular KWLUG night, or a separate Cryptoparty?
>
> For those interested, there are still unused vestiges of tools from
> Jonathan Lamothe's Cryptoparty of last year: http://sobac.com/kwcrypto
>
> --Bob.
>
> Bob's Public Key:
> http://keyserver.ubuntu.com:11371/pks/lookup?op=vindex&search=0xB91289B0D2CCE5EA
>
>
> On 13-07-14 04:44 PM, Andrew Sullivan Cant wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> I have been thinking about trying to start using GPG again. At least to
>> sign my out going messages.
>>
>> Is anyone interested in doing a key signing?
>> It seems like it has been a while since we last had one. And it fits
>> nicely with the recent Tor presentation.
>>
>> How about a short tutorial about how to generate keys and use them?
>> If people can bring laptops, we could also do something workshop style
>> to generate new keys and sign them.
>>
>>
>> Andrew
>>
>>
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