On Sat, Mar 28, 2009 at 01:06:22PM +0530, Sudev Barar wrote: > 2009/3/28 Daniel Dalton <firstname.lastname@example.org>: > > How do I set up public key on linux? And then how do I sign files and > > emails? I have read up on this, so understand the basics I think, but > > just wondering what tools I use for: decrypting files, encrypting files, > > signing files and actually generating my key? > > Create a key. If you are using thundebird (as your mail in other > thread implies) make sure you have installed enigmail package. If it > has been installed you will see additional menu when you launch > thunderbird which can hel you all this. Cool, thanks, is working now although I use mutt, but might use thunderbird as well... (for when I use x) > > > > > What is the difference between signing and encrypting? > > > > Encryption of outgoing document is done by recipients public key so > that he can de-crypt. Signing is done by your key where the message is > not neccessarily encrypted. This generates a hash which can be used by > recipient to verify your message has not been tampered with using your > public key. Thanks for the explanation Daniel.
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