[Hpr] Host information

Dave Morriss perloid at autistici.org
Tue May 13 07:58:04 PDT 2014

On 13/05/14 14:42, Ken Fallon wrote:

> Let me ask my PGP people
> @Kevin O'Brien, @Dave Morris, @Ahuka  please feed in.

The recommendation is that GPG users publish their keys to a keyserver.
Thus I would have thought the best way of sharing it via the profile is
to share the key id (mine is 0x45758A21 for example). Get the id with:

   gpg --list-keys USERNAME (e.g. gpg --list-keys "Dave Morriss")

The way people used to do it before there were reliable key servers was
to generate the ASCII armo(u)red version of the key and place it on a
website. This form can be generated with:

   gpg --armor --output public_key.asc --export USERNAME

For myself, this is a file of 1173 lines, so probably not good material
for the profile.

I *think* that it's better to publish the full 16-character form of the
key id rather than the 8-character one. Mine is 0x4825C90A45758A21.

   gpg --list-keys --keyid-format long USERNAME

I'm sure there's more...


Dave Morriss, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK | perloid at autistici.org

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