[nycbug-talk] Root certificates on OS X...
scottro at nyc.rr.com
Sun Jul 25 04:42:47 EDT 2004
On Sun, Jul 25, 2004 at 04:25:19AM -0400, Queco Jones wrote:
> The reason I was interested in it is because when I get an email from
> my friend, Mail.app displays a message saying that it's "unable to
> verify message signature."
> I have GPG and the GPGMail plug-in installed, but my friend says that
> it won't work until I get the root certificate installed. My question
> is, can anybody point me to documentation that explains just how to go
> about doing this?
Don't know about Mac mail, but in mutt, at least, it simply means you
haven't downloaded their key, and given it a trust level.
In other words, you see in my sig that gpg --recv-keys thingie.
If you type what I have written there, my key will be downloaded.
It's been awhile, so I don't remember off the top of my head if it'll
then be verifiable--you might have to do gpg edit-key scott and choose a
So, unless Mac's mail is quite different, your friend may be mistaken or
there might be some sort of misunderstanding. The whole good signature
thing is from your own $HOME/.gnupg file.
Hope this helps, unless, of course, I'm misunderstanding your question.
 Which I didn't actually answer--I answered the implied question of
verifying sigs. :)
PGP keyID EB3467D6
( 1B48 077D 66F6 9DB0 FDC2 A409 FA54 D575 EB34 67D6 )
gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys EB3467D6
Giles: Might I have a word?
Buffy: Have a sentence even.
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