zen8486 at zen.co.uk
Thu Aug 12 12:42:17 BST 2004
Like Jon I've got a interest in cryptography so I was quite interested to see
people using digital signatures on the forum.
I'll admit that I don't know if I'm having anything like the issues as
described by other people here, because I'm new to Linux and the Kontact
suite with Kmail seems to be working fine at the moment. What I see is a
message with a nice highlighted border telling me that the messages have been
signed with unknown key '0x...' because I've no public keys for the sender.
Jon manages to find the public key for Ron on the first server he tries, well
so did I, the only problem is that the public key I've found for Ron doesn't
match the one that's being reported as used from Kmail. I checked
http://pgp.mit.edu/ using Ron's email address and got the key 0D39F45B,
nothing like the 0x4B4FFCA30D39F45B being reported by Kmail. So either my
setup is wrong (again!) or I've managed to pickup an old/alternate key for
I have a feeling it may be the later because when I go looking for Jon's
public key it's the same story. I checked http://keyserver.veridis.com/en/
with Jon's email address and got two PGP keys one with an ID of 60FBFD95 the
second with 57EE07B3, both of them fairly old being generated in 2001. The
key being reported to me by Kmail is 0xFF499040.
May I ask for a little advice here, can one of you point me in the direction
of a key server that has the latest keys you are using, or tell me that I
have completely the wrong end of the stick and let me know why I'm seeing the
information as described. Alternatively you could post your public key to
the forum (if that's allowed?). If you've embedded the public key already
then apologies in advance, let me know you have and I'll try to find out how
to extract it using the Kontact tools.
Thanks for your time.
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