Category: pgp

  • False Positive

    Since a bit before my birthday this year, I have been uncertain where I left my notary seal. I have been trying to stay positive about the situation, but I must admit that I spent an unhealthy amount of time obsessing about its location and whether it has been used in my absence. The last […]

  • Trip Report: UW signing-party

    Dear Debian Users, I met last night with a friend from many years ago and a number of students of cryptography. I was disappointed to see the prevalence of black hat, anti-government hackers at the event. I was hoping that civilized humanity had come to agree that using cryptography for deception, harm to others and […]

  • Long Term Stable – 2014.04 @ 20141204T080801

    It’s been one of those nights: cjac@ubuntu0:/data/apps/prod$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists… Done Building dependency tree Reading state information… Done Calculating upgrade… Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. cjac@ubuntu0:/data/apps/prod$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists… Done Building dependency tree Reading state information… Done Calculating upgrade… Done 0 […]

  • Replaced hypervisor

    The system which was hosting this blog had a tendency to go down every few days. I swapped it out for a spare yesterday. Let’s see if it stays up. The hypervisor hosts this web server, a mysql server and an SKS pool member, all of which are built on top of Squeeze.

  • Bitcoin WoT using PGP/SKS

    There was recently a post to the sks list prompting discussion regarding the use of PGP and SKS as a distributed web of trust for an alternative currency system called “Bitcoin.” This reminds me of a project I worked on in the early ’00s with the late Jeff Fairhall and Thomas Greco. Anyhow, I mumbled […]

  • And with that, the keyserver is back online

    http://keyserver.colliertech.org:11371/pks/lookup?search=0xBA27A83C&op=vindex Go go gadget interwebs. Now to sync back up and get into good standings on the status page.

  • Filing to become a licensed CA

    —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—– Hash: SHA1 All Operative Personnel employed by Collier Technologies LLC, known here as the Certification Authority or CA, must also be licensed as notaries public by the local government where they reside during any act performed on behalf of the CA. In addition to passing the Washington State Operative Personnel Exam, all OPs employed by the CA will demonstrate their proficiency by a) creating a request for issuance as described in 19.34.210§1 RCW, known here as a Certificate Signing Request or CSR; and b) signing CSR from (a) with a private key issued by the Certification Authority; and c) publishing the public key corresponding to the CSR signed in (b) in a recognized repository as defined by 19.34.400 RCW While holding the position of Operative Personnel for the CA, the OP will a) utilize the private key corresponding to the CSR presented during the demonstration of proficiency exclusively b) not use the private key referenced in (a) for purposes other than those performed on behalf of the CA. All private key data controlled by the CA and all Operative Personnel must be a) stored on a solid-state device; and b) kept within a locked safe except while in use by OP acting on behalf of the CA. All solid-state devices containing private key data controlled by the CA and all Operative Personnel may only be used a) on a Trustworthy system, as defined in 19.34.020§43 RCW; and b) with a system which remains always disconnected from any computer network —–BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE—– Version: GnuPG v1.4.10 (GNU/Linux) iEYEARECAAYFAkwmPOMACgkQXKBS0hdr6UYPTwCglr89VbTlw/wPuLqihaduw8Cw z1gAnjwiDx47FTInVHBo9bo9VsVn/IDl =9oar —–END PGP SIGNATURE—–

  • I was going to write an opinion article….

    But then I thought better of the idea. Anyone who still takes bn seriously after the recent terrorist actions is likely not going to be swayed by facts, proof of their hypocrisy, their total lack of participation in the community and failure to engage with campaigns they claim to support. Rather than taking the time […]

  • PCRE support has hit quagga

    —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—– Hash: SHA1 http://bugzilla.quagga.net/show_bug.cgi?id=483 Paul Jakma changed: What |Removed |Added – —————————————————————————- Status|UNCONFIRMED |RESOLVED CC| |paul dishone st Resolution| |FIXED – — Comment #2 from Paul Jakma 2009-06-19 15:09:42 — I’ve pulled in the patch from Jeremy Jackson which, I understand, was based on this. This adds, at least for now, a […]

  • Public Mockage of Our Inept Commander in Chief

    I wrote this in early December 2006 when I heard that dorkball was considering stretching our military to the breaking point by deploying more of our troops to do his nasty bidding. I thought I’d give him some time to re-consider before publishing it, however. He’s had enough time now. I vote for impeachment if […]