Subject: Re: wednesday 2011-10-19 7pm at PST -- beer and meetup? On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 04:18:50PM -0400, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote: >hey folks-- > >what say y'all to meeting up for a social hour or three at Pacific >Standard this coming Wednesday evening at 7pm? email@example.com will >be in town, and possibly some other free software folks will come too. > >This might be an opportunity for linux kernel folks to meet up and sign >keys too, so bring keysigning info if you want to participate in that >kind of interaction. > >Looking forward to seeing everyone, > > --dkg > On Thursday October 19, 2011 at Pacific Standard  from 19:00 to 20:00, I and Daniel will hold a KSP.  http://pacificstandardbrooklyn.com/ Please forward this message to other interested people. Please send your key details (see requieremt #2 below) to firstname.lastname@example.org to compile everyone's key information. Questions? Write to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Please read below the KSP requirements. On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 11:31:54AM -0400, Theodore Ts'o wrote: > >I will be holding a key signing party in Cambridge on Tuesday, October >18, from 4-5pm for folks in the Boston greater metropolitan area. > >Anyone who is interested should send me their key-id by Tuesday noon >US/Eastern, and I will give those folks the details about where we will >be holding the key signing party. Please put "BOSTON KEY SIGNING" in >the subject line. > >Please feel free to forward this to any fellow kernel devs who might not >be reading LKML. > > - Ted > > >What's a key-signing party? > >A key-signing party is a get-together with PGP users for the purpose of >meeting other PGP users and signing each other's keys. This helps to >extend the "web of trust" to a great degree. Also, it sometimes serves >as a forum to discuss strong cryptography and related issues. > >What do I need for this party? > >Required Items >Physical attendance >Positive picture ID >Your Key ID, Key type, HEX fingerprint, and Key size >A pen/pencil or whatever you'd like to write with.... >NO computer > >Required Process > >1. All attendees send their public keys to a public keyserver. For this >party, we'll use keyserver.cryptnet.net. If for some reason you don't >want your key to be in a public keyserver, but still want to >participate, please let me know. > >2. All attendees send their key ID, key type, fingerprint, and key size to >the host, email@example.com, who will compile everyone's key information. > >3. The host prints a list with everyone's key ID, key type, >fingerprint, and key size from the compiled keyrings and distributes >copies of the printout at the meeting. > >4. Attend the party. Bring along a paper copy of your key ID, key type, >fingerprint, and key size that you obtained from your own keyring. You >must also bring along a suitable photo ID. Instruct the attendees at the >beginning that they are to make two marks on the listing, one for >correct key information (key ID, key type, fingerprint, and key size) >and one if the ID check is ok. > >5. At the meeting each key owner reads his key ID, key type, >fingerprint, key size, and user ID from his own printout, not from the >distributed listing. This is because there could be an error, intended >or not, on the listing. This is also the time to tell which ID's to sign >or not. If the key information matches your printout then place a >check-mark by the key. > >6. After everyone has read his key ID information, have all attendees >form a line. > >7. The first person walks down the line having every person check his >ID. The second person follows immediately behind the first person and >so on. > >8. If you are satisfied that the person is who they say they are, and >that the key on the printout is theirs, you place another check-mark >next to their key on your printout. > >9. Once the first person cycles back around to the front of the line he >has checked all the other IDs and his ID has been checked by all others. > >10. After confirming that the key information on the key server matches >the printout that you have checked, sign the appropriate keys. Keys >should only be signed if they have two check-marks. If you are using >Debian or Ubuntu, the "caff" (certifying authority fire and forget) >script can be found in the "signing-party" package along with other >useful scripts, which makes it much easier to sign the keys. For >Fedora, the "caff" script can be found in the "pgp-tools" package. > >11. Send the signed keys back to the keyservers, or to owners of the >key. > >Other questions about signing keys? > >You may want to read the Keysigning Party Howto which includes an >explanation of the concepts behind keysigning, instructions for hosting >a keysigning party, instructions for participating in a keysinging >party, and step by step instructions for signing other's keys.
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