[FOSDEM] Help signing GPG keys for the first time

Bruno Friedmann bruno at ioda-net.ch
Thu Feb 12 17:02:05 CET 2009


Marco Cavallini [KOAN] wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm a keysigning paty newbie and I was'nt able to find a really useful
> document about this last phase in the net or in the FOSDEM website.
> 
> I read "When you're back home" chapter in http://ksp.mdcc.cx/ but is not
> enough clear to me.
> 
> I extracted list of keyIDs from ksp-fosdem2009.txt, then left only ones
> to be signed.
> For example if my own key was:
> 
> 196  [ ] Fingerprint OK        [ ] ID OK
> pub   1024D/3819854E 2007-02-17 [expires: 2012-02-17]
>   Key fingerprint = BD5C 7C6B 7366 62F4 6B2F  6293 81E7 D586 3819 854E
> uid Marco Cavallini (KOAN Software) <m.cavallini [AT] koansoftware.com>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> 
> I keeped only Key fingerprint lines like this:
> 
> BD5C 7C6B 7366 62F4 6B2F  6293 81E7 D586 3819 854E
> 
> I did this for each verified ID.
> 
> QUESTION 1: is this correct?
> 
> 
> Then I tested with
> 
>  caff --no-sign --no-export-old --mail no "`cat ksp-test.txt`"
> 
> It seems working, but before flooding keysigning party with dirty mail,
> I would get a hint from someone more experienced with this topic.
> 
> 
> QUESTION 2: In order to send signed keys do I have to set
> $CONFIG{’mailer-send’}  option in .caffrc ?
> Anybody could share a working .caffrc example ?
> 
> 
> QUESTION 3: at this point what command do I have to do?
> Maybe this?
> 
>   caff --no-export-old --mail yes "`cat ksp-test.txt`"
> 
> 
> Any hint would be greatly appreciated.
> 
> --
> Marco Cavallini
> ___

I also subscribe to the Marco's requests, to be sure to do rights things.

-- 

     Bruno Friedmann





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