Meeting Reminder Bot wrote:
Today is 23/10/2003
The WLUG meeting is on Monday, 4 days away
the meetings are a good time to do some pgp / gpg key signing.
For those who don't know what pgp is, it is a method for encrypting
and signing files, to prove they are from you - it is particularly
suited for email, to mathematically prove mail with your name on it is
actually from you. A good reason to do this is because you can't trust
the headers in an email - viruses and spam routinely fake the From:
address. This ties in nicely with the meeting topic this month.
If a message that claims to be from me has an attached signature,
you can use it to see if it really is from me. (For example, This message
has a signature that your mail client will ignore if it doesn't understand
for more reasons, and
for mail clients that support
using encryption and signatures.
If you don't have a key, but want to start using one, follow the notes
on the http://www.wlug.org.nz/GPG/PGPNotes
page, and please tell us if
the page is too hard to follow - you can always edit the page to leave
a message, or to change it yourself! This page gives an introduction to
what it is, how it works, and step-by-step instructions for getting
Anyway, anyone who has a key and wants to get it signed by others
should email me (don't reply to the list) with their name and key ID or
key fingerprint in the next few days, and I'll make up some sheets.
Please bring some ID to the meeting, preferably 2 forms, with at least
one photo ID, so everyone can verify the key belongs to you.