Re: kernel.org status: establishing a PGP web of trust
From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Sat Oct 01 2011 - 21:04:21 EST
On 10/01/2011 06:04 PM, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> OK, I'm taking this as "5 years is fine by us". :-)
> And the recommended procedure for rotating keys seems to be (1) generate
> a new key and (2) make as many people as you can sign it before the old
> one expires, right?
(3) revoke the old key with a status code of "no longer in use", or just
let it expire.
>> Some people have decided to opt for an unlimited key, but that
>> *requires* that you have a way to revoke the old key, which is why we
>> are considering a key revocation escrow service.
> That service will be necessary anyway in case some keys are lost or
> I wonder what the procedure of restoring kernel.org access in case one
> has lost keys is supposed to be?
Get a new key and get it re-signed. We can work out specific details at KS.
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