There will be a GPG Key Signing Event held at FUDCon Blacksburg 2012 on Saturday, January 14th, at 1700 (5pm). There will also be a CAcert Assurance event held at 1600 (4pm), immediately preceding this event.
Please sign up below and make sure your key is available on the public keyserver network or make a note here with the url if it is not.
Things to bring to the event:
- At least one government issued photo ID
- Your key's fingerprint
- A pen/pencil or whatever you'd like to write with....
- NO computer (or at least leave it in your bag or something, you don't need to actually sign the keys right then)
Why shouldn't I bring a computer?
There are a variety of reasons, why you don't want to do this. The short answer is it would be insecure, unsafe, and of no benefit. For those not convinced, here are some reasons why it is insecure, unsafe, and of no benefit.
- If people are carrying their secret keys with them and intend to do the signing at the actual meeting by typing their passphrase into a computer, then they are open to key-logging attacks, shoulder-surfing, etc.
- Someone might spill $beverage on it.
- Someone might drop it or knock it off the table.
- Generate a key/Remember your pass phrase
- All attendees send their public keys to a public keyserver. For this party, we'll use keys.bz or keys.christensenplace.us. If for some reason you don't want your key to be in a public keyserver, but still want to participate, please let me know.
- All attendees posts their fingerprint to this wiki page (see below). The event coordinator will compile everyone's key information.
- The host prints a list with everyone's fingerprint from the compiled keyrings and distributes copies of the printout at the meeting.
- Attend the party. Bring along a paper copy of your fingerprint that you obtained from your own keyring. You must also bring along a suitable photo ID. Instruct the attendees at the beginning that they are to make two marks on the listing, one for correct key information and one if the ID check is ok.
At the meeting each key owner reads his key ID, key type, fingerprint, key size, and user ID from his own printout, not from the distributed listing. This is because there could be an error, intended or not, on the listing. This is also the time to tell which ID's to sign or not. If the key information matches your printout then place a check-mark by the key.
- After everyone has read his key ID information, have all attendees form a line.
- The first person walks down the line having every person check his ID.
- The second person follows immediately behind the first person and so on.
- If you are satisfied that the person is who they say they are, and that the key on the printout is theirs, you place another check-mark next to their key on your printout.
- Once the first person cycles back around to the front of the line he has checked all the other IDs and his ID has been checked by all others.
- After everybody has identified himself or herself the formal part of the meeting is over. You are free to leave or to stay and discuss matters of PGP and privacy (or anything else) with fellow PGP users. If everyone is punctual the formal part of the evening should take less than an hour.
- After confirming that the key information on the key server matches the printout that you have checked, sign the appropriate keys. Keys can only be signed if they have two check-marks.
- Send the signed keys back to the keyservers.
- Use those keys as often as possible.
We will be conducting the event as follows:
The participants will send their key information to the coordinator who would compile it into a list (compiled from this wiki page). Each participant, upon arriving at the party, will be given a copy of the key list. Each participant will then be called on by the coordinator. The participant will then check their key fingerprint against the fingerprint on the sheet that the coordinator gave them. If the participant is sure that their key is the same as the key on the sheet then the participant will read their fingerprint aloud so that the other party participants can make sure they also have the correct matching fingerprint. If they do in fact have the correct matching fingerprint, they will check it off on their sheet. This is necessary to make sure that the coordinator has not made a mistake in the generation of the sheet or has not slipped a sheet with faked key information to one or more of the participants. After everyone has checked off the participant's key, the coordinator will then call on the next participant, and so on. After all of the keys have been verified, the participants and coordinator will be asked to form a long single file line while holding their IDs in front of them. The person at the head of the line walks down the line and checks each person's ID. If their ID is correct, they will place a second check mark on their list. Once a key has two check marks it can be signed.
We are not providing specific guidelines on what IDs are acceptable, or how many are required, however, it is generally expected that each participant will be able to provide some sort of government issued photo identification, such as driver's license, passport, etc., matching the name on their key.
To upload your key, do
gpg --keyserver keys.bz --send-keys 0xYOURKEYID
(Virginia Tech also operates a keyserver at
There will also be a CAcert Assurance event.
|Name||FAS Username||Key ID||Fingerprint|
|Nicholas E. Bebout||nb||0x154FDAF0||8D9D C33B 8C30 5BBF 6E91 E783 9EF9 FA30 154F DAF0|
|Nicholas E. Bebout||nb||0x110810E9||167B 4A54 236B BEAA 37DC CD92 ED14 D5E7 1108 10E9|
|Toshio Kuratomi||toshio||0xCD84EE48||1289 DAF3 C7FC 1108 C77D ADD9 5FAC 8089 CD84 EE48|
|Jared Smith||jsmith||0x210BDF5A||1E46 74AA A394 0EAA 6596 FDF0 7D9D 159F 210B DF5A|
|Kevin Fenzi||kevin||0x34E36341||A6EA F625 0EBB F132 A8A9 32AD DE29 827B 34E3 6341|
|Eric Christensen||sparks||0x024BB3D1||097C 82C3 52DF C64A 50C2 E3A3 8076 ABDE 024B B3D1|
|Perry Myers||pmyers||0xE65E4F3D||88F9 F1C9 C2F3 1303 01FE 817C C5D2 8B91 E65E 4F3D|
|Dan Walsh||dwalsh||0x8329A1B3||A868 816A C8BF B50C 6F44 63DF AE56 2F13 8329 A1B3|
|Klaatu||klaatu||0x5000280F||45AE 6061 3BC8 EF6C 07BF CB39 1D97 D65F 5000 280F|
|Ricky Elrod||codeblock||0xDAD3DF0E||9739 5A0F BDC8 1D20 A137 CDCC 0027 10B0 DAD3 DF0E|
|Matt Domsch||mdomsch||0x92F0FC09||17A4 17D0 81F5 4B5F DB1C AEF8 21AB EEF7 92F0 FC09|
|Phil Benchoff||n3pb||0xFA6C4994||5CD5 EFA3 E1C5 20B1 B0ED E38C 8337 8A94 FA6C 4994|
|Chuck Frain||chuck||0xB2420431||2045 8609 1674 BE49 AD89 0661 5726 2343 B242 0431|
|Simon Sekidde||sekidde||0x94BC377E||5848 958E 73BA 04D3 7C06 F096 1BA1 2DBF 94BC 377E|
|Luke Macken||lmacken||0x390EBBB9||FFFF CD40 89FE 8E6F C38D A9D9 46C9 B778 390E BBB9|
|Richard B. Tilley (Brad)||rtilley||0x6EF4DA92||2BC7 DF02 5E52 8660 95E5 769C 13E0 F3DE 6EF4 DA92|
|Thomas Weeks (Tweeks)||tweeks||0x750152F1||5A27 DABA EEBC 63A5 2A46 0D78 2757 662F 7501 52F1|
|Richard W. Godbee, Jr.||rwg||0xD1F5C478||C8DB B3B6 352E 8760 8FA2 3BE2 3C32 C580 D1F5 C478|
|Ben Boeckel||mathstuf||0x57E02D57||F4C9 5FFD 6EA4 F7F1 2E19 5865 A6B1 6AF5 57E0 2D57|
|Ben Boeckel (work)||mathstuf||0xD72AD0EF||D49F D289 AB5F 09DE 28FB 8006 011B D2DB D72A D0EF|
|Mark Walker||marwalk||0xAA482E46||D780 2F66 B08D 739D 3BF0 2468 7C22 870D AA48 2E46|
|James Schwinabart||mutantmonkey||0x3A7676E7||384E 1FED 4AFE 4843 5432 77E5 D7CE BBD3 3A76 76E7|
|Christoph Wickert||cwickert||0x1999A427||8BFD B656 3415 D8DA 559F 1478 1AAC 3E75 1999 A427|
|Christoph Wickert (work)||cwickert||0x85DACC63||4531 6312 111F 6582 A19F 27A2 168B 6216 85DA CC63|
|Jeroen van Meeuwen||kanarip||0x9342BF08||C6B0 7FB4 43E6 CDDA D258 F70B 28DE 9FDA 9342 BF08|
|Colin Walters||walters||0xAE087291||1CEC 7A9D F7DA 85AB EF84 3DC0 A866 D7CC AE08 7291|
|Thom Carlin||thom||0x1285BE7C||AE19 E8EF BC0B 87E5 FA56 3B9E 8870 B778 1285 BE7C|
|Clint Savage||herlo||0x62A2258E||8C10 443D 7F49 A694 018C A2DD 7D27 D8A2 62A2 258E|
|Russell Herrold||0x9B649644||A866 9FF9 8185 0EE6 5EF1 FDA8 3118 7541 9B64 9644|
|Russell Herrold (centos)||0x5B7CBD2B||6CFB 553C 3577 6F5E BCBC 56D4 2AD4 FF5D 5B7C BD2B|
|Kaleb KEITHLEY (work)||kkeithle||0x89CCAE8B||9BD4 D907 FA55 4FC8 B4A3 716F 3730 DD49 89CC AE8B|
|Russell Bryant||russellb||0x8B3D4806||2EA1 5068 05EE 0C83 2174 0A73 160F 5FB7 8B3D 4806|
|Brian C. Lane||bcl||0x9712C2CD||799F A3B6 AEF8 E9B4 D720 56D0 21FB 63FE 9712 C2CD|
|Brian C. Lane (work)||bcl||0x8EFE3A7F||B4C6 B451 E4FA 8B42 32CA 191E 117E 8C16 8EFE 3A7F|
|Paul W. Frields||pfrields||0xBD113717||3DA6 A0AC 6D58 FEC4 0233 5906 ACDB C937 BD11 3717|
|Mario J.G. Balletta||chanchito||0xE9893915||63CB 5A18 11C8 88ED 1041 A213 4532 C153 E989 3915|
|Doug Ledford||dledford||0x0E572FDD||AE6B 1BDA 122B 23B4 265B 1274 B826 A333 0E57 2FDD|
|Valdis Kletnieks (old key)||valdis||0xB4D3D7B0||ECE4 41BA C3B5 3067 512B 7A1F 702D E559 B4D3 D7B0|
|Valdis Kletnieks (new key)||valdis||0x835D13A0||8425 2010 28F1 AA8D 0F80 ADEF 0766 1105 835D 13A0|
|Peter Larsen||bit4man||0xADCE143D||A927 B0F6 85C2 C0D4 55D8 C003 1DB2 C39D ADCE 143D|
|Sid Wilroy||sidwilroy||0x579415FE||F843 0FBE BD63 D17F 7C0C 1161 44CD 007B 5794 15FE|
|Justin M. Forbes||jforbes||0x07D2F8B4||69C2 14E0 B69C 22FD 9BAB 91FE E0D3 C9EF 07D2 F8B4|
|Name||FAS Username||Key ID||Fingerprint|
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