A copy of this announcement is available at http://www.finnie.org/rfinnie-openpgp-2012-transition.txt, in case the text is mangled here and the signature cannot be verified.
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256,SHA1 Wed, 11 Apr 2012 10:30:08 -0700 For a number of reasons, I've recently set up a new OpenPGP key, and will be transitioning away from my old one. My old key was created over 10 years ago, as a 1024 bit DSA key with a SHA-1 signatures, both of which are considered inadequate today. My new key is a 4096 bit RSA key with SHA-256 signatures. The old key will continue to be valid for at least 90 days. It will be revoked on or around 2012-07-15, or after the release of Finnix 105, whichever is later. (My old key was used to manage signatures for the Finnix project. This will be split out into a Finnix-specific signing key, and will be announced in a separate message.) However, I would prefer all future correspondence to come to the new one, as of today. I would also like this new key to be re-integrated into the web of trust. This message is signed by both keys to certify the transition. The old key was: pub 1024D/203ECA25 2001-05-09 Key fingerprint = B023 7C63 DF28 70AA C3AB C54A 2996 10A9 203E CA25 And the new key is: pub 4096R/86AE8D98 2012-04-11 Key fingerprint = 42E2 C8DE 8C17 3AB1 02F5 2C6E 7E60 A3A6 86AE 8D98 To fetch the full key (including a photo UID, which is commonly stripped by public keyservers), you can get it with: wget -q -O- http://www.finnie.org/rfinnie.gpg | gpg --import - Or, to fetch my new key from a public key server, you can simply do: gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-key 86AE8D98 If you already know my old key, you can now verify that the new key is signed by the old one: gpg --check-sigs 86AE8D98 The new and old keys' primary UIDs are both "Ryan Finnie <email@example.com>". This was by design, to ensure you must verify the key signatures rather than seeing something like "Ryan Finnie (2012) <firstname.lastname@example.org>". If you don't already know my old key, or you just want to be double extra paranoid, you can check the fingerprint against the one above: gpg --fingerprint 86AE8D98 If you are satisfied that you've got the right key, and the UIDs match what you expect, I'd appreciate it if you would sign my key: gpg --sign-key 86AE8D98 Lastly, if you could upload these signatures, I would appreciate it. You can either send me an e-mail with the new signatures (if you have a functional MTA on your system): gpg --armor --export 86AE8D98 | mail -s 'OpenPGP Signatures' email@example.com Or you can just upload the signatures to a public keyserver directly: gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --send-key 86AE8D98 Please let me know if there is any trouble, and sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you, Ryan Finnie [Much of this text was adapted from dkg <http://fifthhorseman.net/>, thank you!] -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.11 (GNU/Linux) iQIcBAEBCAAGBQJPhcEbAAoJEH5go6aGro2YCqYQAKM2IlO3CgOLPDYIww7tdt0t TTYgp1ng0oOkRdSKm7maavnVd8Drkys/TgO8DQD/tuf37ZES1Vid7yqQSddAx49/ da+V9EdbCaZOqqVUY0qtW5JTV8xyn67zLwhj06/L+NWf3iP/6ymCzbWrVor2jdtn Efeylj+T+j5igLOTBkx22d4W3VU787fiMCiwLgDmytwJ66cHR4qR+jWWnsEdVuuF AVwcs9ELRicppE0p1jMmsr/rKJJAeM0xb1+V+BL685q4XkXRvY6Fg2WC2aoTFJF/ jp94JtlodooWuCuWnNFofqVdYIuSezjki+aRy3KmCFliWaULqL8akdtVlUmA/2gM PdZE7Acf7JU4TVH/drvY6pbK7zwFIuBA+ESbB4lJEvZFC+Ub2aM7SceDAp2CBd+i B4+sWkv89ZSDZqGXK2ylTNFU2o2MfQLxZWKZOdq0exZJkb5NSNF22YY8WsMsXpqJ Ydtt0mxVp57rkhc01Vx4DJ5+OKmCJEgiTj+wnef1RvZh3ayLqkS5wUTkf6S4OLwP cJT3i+mhAU7CQVFqSnmg98ADiq1SVnWz2rsq4m1e965ST1OpNxicK4g9UO/ePUT2 yBtyEfmFCV98KCADUSdWmD0Nx3uzHxtb+0RMMulPOQszB9VDPxIcNbdcKMLzzcp+ ZwM/dc405Tvdzptf/khgiEYEARECAAYFAk+FwRsACgkQKZYQqSA+yiXbTwCggR1l 9IHQVOKCDEJmot02C8pRFFIAnjvSY/eCeLW3mjvBF8rQUCg80KRJ =pweu -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----