rbowen at rcbowen.com
Tue Feb 11 13:46:25 CST 2003
On Tue, 11 Feb 2003, David Hempy wrote:
> Okay...maybe this falls under the "If you have to ask..." category, but I just have to ask...
> What is this all about? Are you talking about police-style fingerprints, or some kind of digital signature?
GPG (aka PGP) keys. It's a digital signature, used for encryting, or
signing, email or files. See http://gnypg.org/ for the full scoop. It's
a Good Thing. It also lets you verify software distributions - you'll
notice that many free software distros come with a .asc file, which is
the digital signature on that file.
> Curious and confused,
> At 09:06 AM 2/11/2003, Rich Bowen allegedly wrote:
> >For those of you that don't frequent the IRC channel, an announcement.
> >There is a keysigning scheduled for 7pm, Thursday the 13th, to be held
> >at the Barnes & Noble at Hamburg Pavillion.
> >Please come, bring a printout of your Key ID and fingerprint, and photo
> >identification. Come get linked into the web of trust. We'll have a few
> >folks there that are well-connected in the web, and folks coming in from
> >out of town for the event.
> >I'm also CC'ing this to the Perl Mongers list, which, although it is
> >moderately dead, still might contain a person or two who would be
> >interested in attending.
> >Oh I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
> >And danced the sky on laughter-silvered wings
> > --High Flight (John Gillespie Magee)
Rich Bowen - rbowen at rcbowen.com
Author - Apache Administrator's Guide
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