cl.cam.ac.uk PGP information
Currently, this is primarily a dumping ground for URLs
that we think may be of use to members of the lab.
If there are other that you think may be of use, please let us know.
You should read some suggestions,
which might become departmental recommendations,
which includes how to generate keys, what User IDs they should have, etc..
There are currently four main versions of PGP around:
Note that users may thus have 3 sets of public and secret key rings:
.pgp/???ring.pgp (PGP 2), .pgp/???ring.pkr (PGP 5 and PGP 6)
and .gnupg/???ring.gpg (GPG).
There is a command
- PGP 2 the `original' version, using .pgp/pubring.pgp
- PGP 5 which has a completely different UI so has not caught on, using .pgp/pubring.pkr
- PGP 6 which is based on the PGP 5 code, but using the PGP 2 UI, so using .pgp/pubring.pkr
- GPG (also uses the string gnupg) which has a compatible UI, using .gnupg/pubring.gpg
pgp2-pgp5.conv which will copy the standard
PGP2.x $HOME/.pgp/ config files to the new PGP5.x files if they do not yet exist.
The standard PGP introductory documents are:
Man pages are available for the new
You can use
BAL's WWW PGP key server to
lookup a key locally or
You can use the command "
pgp-key-add -c" to merge the current
default Lab kingring with your personal one,
pgp-key-add Userid1 Userid2 ..." to copy user ids from
published rings to your personal one, where Userid* can be of the form
The Departmental accreditor keys are:
You can also look at the PGP keys of lab members.
- pub 1024/C428A2B9 1994/12/15 University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory accreditor 1 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Key fingerprint = 15 FA B5 33 F4 63 92 D7 C2 47 29 8B A1 D9 7D C0
- pub 1024/B7249F05 1995/07/12 University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory accreditor 2 <email@example.com>
Key fingerprint = 79 BC 12 87 64 52 88 73 3E 4D B3 C4 54 0F A0 49
- pub 1024/30313111 1995/07/12 University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory accreditor 4 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Key fingerprint = 3F E8 62 D6 E7 EE D8 2B 4A 91 58 DC D2 4C A8 0A
There is also the start of a
local copy of,
some info from
and a local copy of the mantis.co.uk PGP page.
Some collected PGP pages are:
More info on
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