Re: status: establishing a PGP web of trust

From: Henrique de Moraes Holschuh
Date: Sun Oct 02 2011 - 16:42:16 EST

On Sun, 02 Oct 2011, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> Yes, it does, except that it will leave the people not at the KS and
> unable to create their own small webs of trust somewhat in the dust.

Look outside LKML. For example, try to locate a Debian developer near
you, it shouldn't be too dificult[0] and you are almost guaranteed to
join the web-of-trust strong set[1] if you get your key cross-signed
with a Debian Developer[2].


[1] The strong set is the largest set of keys such that for any two keys
in the set, there is a path from one to the other, refer to:

[2] Based on the report from 2/17/08, an examination of 201,989 publicly
available keys found a strong set of 110,957 keys (about 54% of the
sample). In this strong set, the average MSD was 6.3449. The most
connected key belongs to Peter Palfrader and has an MSD of 3.5588. One
interesting phenomenon is that all of the top (most connected) 25 keys
and all but 12 of the top 50 keys belong to people involved with the
Debian project. The Debian project relies very heavily on GPG for
authentication and demands that members be in the web of trust before
they can join. Quoted from:

"One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
Henrique Holschuh
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