Re: status: establishing a PGP web of trust

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Sun Oct 02 2011 - 21:49:52 EST

On 10/02/2011 06:18 PM, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> 5. Get as many other kernel developers that you have physical access to
>> to sign your key after verifying the fingerprint. Verifying keys
>> over the phone is OK if and only if you know them *extremely* well;
>> think "would I be willing to testify in court that the person I
>> talked to was X"?
> There is already an extensive Debian web of trust, and along with
> it a keysigning coordination effort and even a long list of
> Debian developers who offer to sign keys, with their physical
> locations and email addresses:
> I wonder whether either effort would benefit from joining forces?
> I am also sure that there is overlap between Debian developers
> and kernel developers.

There almost certainly is, and keep in mind that there isn't really "a
Debian web of trust" and "a kernel web of trust"... there is a "PGP web
of trust" as long as people upload their signatures to the shared
keyserver system.


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