[OSM-talk] Summary of the irc meeting.

Petter Reinholdtsen pere at hungry.com
Fri Apr 7 08:49:35 BST 2006


[Robert McWilliam]
> What stops someone from creating a key and signing it for a
> nonexistant person?

Nothing.  But they would have a problem getting the key for the
nonexisting into the trust network, as probably no-one else would be
willing to sign that persons key.  So the source of the non-existing
person would be easily detectable, and we could filter out keys with
only one signature if we wanted to.

See for example <URL:http://www.lysator.liu.se/~jc/wotsap/search.html>
to search in the web of trust, and
<URL:http://www.chaosreigns.com/code/sigtrace/> for software to graph
it.  My key ID is 2A30D729 if you want to experiment. :)





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