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[wlug] OpenBSD Moving Towards Signed Packages

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Peter Reutemann fracpete@w...
Mon Jan 20 10:14:15 NZDT 2014

"It's official: 'we are moving towards signed packages,' says Theo de
Raadt on the misc@ mailing list. This is shortly after a new utility,
signify, was committed into the base tree. The reason a new utility
had to be written in the first place is that gnupg is too big to fit
on the floppy discs, which are still a supported installation medium
for OpenBSD. Signatures are based on the Ed25519 public-key signature
system from D. J. Bernstein and co., and his public domain code once
again appears in the base tree of OpenBSD, only a few weeks after some
other DJB inventions made it into the nearby OpenSSH as well."

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Cheers, Peter
Peter Reutemann, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Waikato, NZ          Ph. +64 (7) 858-5174

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