[Rack] let me into pony please

Jonathan Lassoff jof at thejof.com
Tue Oct 25 15:28:50 PDT 2011


On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 3:21 PM, miloh <froggytoad at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 2:49 PM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
>>
>> i did that, but it's just an SSH key i generated with ssh-keygen, so if
>> someone tries to send me an encrypted party invitation, i won't be able to
>> open it.. or will i?
>>
>
> jake
>
> if they use the public key you provided, then you should be the only one
> able to open it. That's the idea.
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public-key_cryptography
>
> keep your private key as secure as you can, if the privacy of this key is
> compromised then you will have to generate new keys
>
> any other advice or recommendations from experts?

The SSH key you just generated is only practically useful for SSH
public-key based authentication, I don't think it would be of much use
for secure birthday invitations. :p

If you're looking for that kind of thing, check out GnuPG / gpg. I
have an example public key on my wiki page:
https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/User:Jof


Jake did indeed setup a wiki page that he linked me too. It was all
that was needed to setup an account (though the UID listed, 31337, is
already taken by user "j" -- you might consider changing that on the
page).

Cheers,
jof


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