PGP newbie question

Julian Field mailscanner at
Thu Oct 2 21:44:23 IST 2003

At 21:23 02/10/2003, you wrote:
>On Thu, 2003-10-02 at 21:04, Denis Beauchemin wrote:
> >Is this normal?  Never mind the first warning, the doc says it is
> >normal as I didn't run the command as root and it is not set-uid root.
>Yes, PGP works on a web of trust principle.  Just because you have a
>public key which claims to represent Julian, doesn't mean it does
>(anyone can produce a key which says they are anyone else).  You have to
>decide for yourself whether (and how much) you trust Julians key - if
>you do you can sign the key (gpg --sign-key "Julian Field") [You need to
>have generated your own public and private key first].

Peter Peters has signed my key, but it appears the key servers haven't
sync-ed with each other yet as it's not on yet, and I don't
know which key server he uploaded it to.
Julian Field
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