Re: status: establishing a PGP web of trust

From: Adrian Bunk
Date: Mon Oct 03 2011 - 05:32:45 EST

On Sun, Oct 02, 2011 at 10:53:59AM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> On 10/02/2011 04:54 AM, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > On Sunday, October 02, 2011, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> >
> > Hmm. That doesn't seem very practical if someone doesn't live close
> > to any other core kernel developers.
> >
> You probably know enough people (including myself) that would be willing
> to sign your key over the phone.

You have personally checked Rafael's user id (e.g. passport)?

This might or might not be true in this case, but generally signing keys
without having ever checked the user id (no matter how long you know the
person) is a common mistake.

> -hpa



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"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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