pgp keys

Asked by Chymera on 2007-08-28

ok, so i want to sign that code of conduct thing but i cant...
i made myseld an open pgp key, and next it sais on the site i have to type "gpg --send-key key-id" where do i find my key-id?

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Cesare Tirabassi (norsetto) said : #1

gpg --list-keys

Chymera (horea-christian) said : #2

really, you must be a genius! ...i would have never thought running the first command on the page....

and where do i see the key-id in that output?

Basilio Kublik (sourcercito) said : #3

/home/chymera/.gnupg/pubring.gpg
--------------------------------
pub 1024D/ABC123DE 2007-08-27
uid My Real Name <email address hidden>
sub 2048g/FGH456IJ 2007-08-27

you'll see an output similar to this. in this case ABC123DE would be the key-id.

hope this is clear enough, if not, you can always ask again

DannyDei (dei-bnb) said : #4

Ciao Chymera
Sorry to bother you.

I am on OpenPGP keys to be ubunero.
I am following the all tips I've found until now but no success yet.

I have got all fingerprints and key-id ( a HELP on the very page would have saved a lot of my time, for instance an explanation of which part of the answer at the "gpg --send-list e-mail@address" command would be easy to give and very helpful )

I have got as far as :

gpg --send-key 1940CFA7

the answer is always :

keyserver send failed bad URI ( what is URI is it not URL ? )

It is quite frustrating to be a beginner on a project and stumble upon difficulties on get help.

Thank you for you assistance

Danny Dei

Wikipedia told me URI is sth. like URL. I don't know what the default keyserver is, but perhaps it's down. Try

gpg --keyserver gpg-keyserver.de --send-key 1940CFA7

You can also send your key to other keyservers - you can google them with "gpg keyserver" or "pgp keyserver", but mostly they exchange their keys automagically.

Wikipedia told me URI is sth. like URL. I don't know what the default keyserver is, but perhaps it's down. Try

gpg --keyserver gpg-keyserver.de --send-key 1940CFA7

You can also send your key to other keyservers - you can google them with "gpg keyserver" or "pgp keyserver", but mostly they exchange their keys automagically.

DannyDei (dei-bnb) said : #7

Thank you Thomas
I've done it : the server was up but instead of being a choice at least on my case the
   --keyserver option of the command is MANDATORY but not explained and not requested
immediately, only after some research and reading I've found the TRICK.

It should probably notified as a BUG in launchpad reistering if I wasn't the only one
wasting a lot of time to find out what it should have been more carefully and
detailled explained.

I am too young over here to start such a dabate !!

Thank you again for your help
Have great evening and a better night
Ciao From Florence
Danny

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re:[Question #12357]: pgp keys
From: Thomas Lauckner <email address hidden>
To: <email address hidden>
Date: Wed Aug 29 2007 11:53:55 GMT+0200 (CEST)

Question #12357 on Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/12357

Thomas Lauckner proposed the following answer:
Wikipedia told me URI is sth. like URL. I don't know what the default
keyserver is, but perhaps it's down. Try

gpg --keyserver gpg-keyserver.de --send-key 1940CFA7

You can also send your key to other keyservers - you can google them
with "gpg keyserver" or "pgp keyserver", but mostly they exchange their
keys automagically.

If I could help you, please mark this topic as "solved".

If you really think this should be improved, I don't really think you are too young to post a bug. I will certainly marked as "wishlist", but it is a good step for you and a good help for others having the same problem.

Greetings,

Thomas Lauckner

harrydb (harrydeboer) said : #9

as keyserver you could also use
   keyserver.ubuntu.com
:-)

Psychopump (belowareptile) said : #10

It worked for me! (only with the keyserver mentioned by harrydb)
But I agree, the instructions on the page to become a ubuntero are very poor.

I'd had many problems with registering my key, but I´ve been successful too, using keyserver.ubuntu.com and all what you have said. Than you.

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