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    SubjectRe: kernel.org status: establishing a PGP web of trust
    On 10/02/11 04:54, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
    > On Sunday, October 02, 2011, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
    >> On 10/01/2011 06:04 PM, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
    >>>
    >>> OK, I'm taking this as "5 years is fine by us". :-)
    >>>
    >>> And the recommended procedure for rotating keys seems to be (1) generate
    >>> a new key and (2) make as many people as you can sign it before the old
    >>> one expires, right?
    >>>
    >>
    >> (3) revoke the old key with a status code of "no longer in use", or just
    >> let it expire.
    >>
    >>>> Some people have decided to opt for an unlimited key, but that
    >>>> *requires* that you have a way to revoke the old key, which is why we
    >>>> are considering a key revocation escrow service.
    >>>
    >>> That service will be necessary anyway in case some keys are lost or
    >>> compromised.
    >>>
    >>> I wonder what the procedure of restoring kernel.org access in case one
    >>> has lost keys is supposed to be?
    >>
    >> Get a new key and get it re-signed.
    >
    > Hmm. That doesn't seem very practical if someone doesn't live close
    > to any other core kernel developers.
    >
    > What number of signatures on the key will be regarded as sufficient?
    >
    >> We can work out specific details at KS.
    >
    > Well, the KS is going to be busy time this year I suppose. :-)
    >
    > What about people who haven't been invited to the KS?

    They (we) should start building a web of trust with local key signings.
    I'm already working on that in Portland, Oregon.

    --
    ~Randy
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