Re: status: establishing a PGP web of trust

From: Jonathan Cameron
Date: Mon Oct 03 2011 - 05:45:41 EST

On 10/02/11 23:54, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 02, 2011 at 02:36:05PM -0400, Randy Dunlap wrote:
>> On 10/02/11 04:54, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
>>> On Sunday, October 02, 2011, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>>>> 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
>>>>> compromised.
>>>>> I wonder what the procedure of restoring access in case one
>>>>> has lost keys is supposed to be?
>>>> Get a new key and get it re-signed.
>>> Hmm. That doesn't seem very practical if someone doesn't live close
>>> to any other core kernel developers.
>>> What number of signatures on the key will be regarded as sufficient?
>>>> We can work out specific details at KS.
>>> Well, the KS is going to be busy time this year I suppose. :-)
>>> What about people who haven't been invited to the KS?
>> They (we) should start building a web of trust with local key signings.
>> I'm already working on that in Portland, Oregon.
> Anyone in Silicon Valley looking for key signings, please get in touch.

Similarly anyone Cambridge UK based (or London I guess) please get in touch.
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