Re: kernel.org status: establishing a PGP web of trust
From: Greg KH
Date: Sun Oct 02 2011 - 19:09:33 EST
On Mon, Oct 03, 2011 at 08:02:39AM +0900, Nobuhiro Iwamatsu wrote:
> 2011/10/1 Greg KH <greg@xxxxxxxxx>:
> > On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 04:50:37PM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> >> 2. Create a new PGP/GPG key, and also generate a key revocation
> >> certificate (but don't import it anywhere -- save it for the
> >> future) for your new key. In the near future we are considering
> >> setting up an escrow service for key revocation certificates.
> >> I recommend using a 4096-bit RSA key. Given how fast computers are
> >> these days, there is no reason to use a shorter key. DSA keys
> >> should be considered obsolete; substantial weaknesses have been
> >> found in DSA.
> >> $ gpg --gen-key
> >> $ gpg -u <key ID> -o <key ID>.revoke --gen-revoke
> > I would recommend a physical access device for your new gpg key that you
> > create. I've heard good things about this USB device:
> > http://www.crypto-stick.org/
> > and am trying to have a bunch of them at the Kernel Summit this year to
> > hand out to people if they want one.
> > There are also lots of other smart-card form-factor devices that can be
> > used to store GPG keys. Some places to purchase these can be found at
> > links from the above site.
> Maybe you know , there are the following projects, too.
Yes, I think I saw the presentation about this at the last LinuxCon
Tokyo (or was it the year before?)
It looks like a great project, but sometimes you want something already
built as you have enough hobbies as it is :)
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