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Re: [renamed] Debian crda?

On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 9:59 PM, Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 1:19 PM, Luis R. Rodriguez <mcgrof@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Brainwave: no need to add a second public key to CRDA itself, the
>>> wireless-regdb could install the public key corresponding to the
>>> private key it was built with.
>> Can you elaborate on what you mean? Do you mean for wireless-regdb to
>> put the actual pubkey into the users' system somewhere? Otherwise not
>> sure what you mean.
> The crda package would contain the default upstream public key.
> The wireless-regdb would ship the Debian maintainer's pubkey as
> debian/pubkeys/debian.pem in the source package and
> /lib/crda/pubkeys/debian.pub.pem (or similar) in the binary package.
> Ubuntu would add their pubkey in a similar way.
> When wireless-regdb is built, it would:
> check the sha1sum/sha256sum of db.txt (alternatively upstream could
> add a detached signature if possible to the tarball/git repo)
> if the db.txt is identical to the upstream one (or signed by
> upstream), ship the upstream regulatory.bin file
> if the db.txt has been modified:
> if no private key is available, generate one automatically
> rebuild the regulatory.bin file using the private key
> create the corresponding public key and install it in the package as
> /lib/crda/pubkeys/custom.pub.pem when it is not the same public key as
> one of the ones in debian/pubkeys/*.pem (avoids shipping two copies of
> the Debian pubkey)
> this scheme requires standard locations for the private key. I would
> suggest either ~/.debian-wireless-regdb.priv.pem or
> debian-wireless-regdb.priv.pem in the package build directory.
>>>> It is possible for users to add more public keys to the CRDA  pubkeys
>>>> dir and build their own wireless-regdb using their own private key.
>>> The above simplification makes this much easier.
>> Not sure what you mean, but the idea with the pubkeys directory
> The above scheme would allow users who apt-get source wireless-regdb,
> edit db.txt, debuild, debi to automatically trust their own key, as
> well as trusting Debian's key and the upstream key.
> I wonder if any of this would be even remotely acceptable to
> regulatory authorities.

Thanks for the ideas, will post patches for this.


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