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Re: PGP Keys

On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 06:16:20PM +0100, Kurt Zeilenga wrote:
> On Jul 30, 2008, at 4:33 PM, Jorge Medina wrote:
> >Do anybody knows where I could get the PGP keys to verify the  
> >integrity of the source code I downloaded from a mirror?
> PGP is not used to sign releases or release announcements.
> To verify the integrity of a tarball download from ftp.openldap.org or  
> a mirror, you can check it against the SSHA1 and/or MD5 hashes  
> published as part of the announcement for the release (posted to 
> openldap-announce@openldap.org , archived in that list's archives).
> Hash verification is not intended to detect instances where  
> openldap.org hosted services have been hijacked or otherwise seriously  
> compromised.

However only offering the option to verify the hashes using unsigned
emails or non-https publications on a web site is offering up many
more attack vectors.

PGP-signing the hashes would solve this problem and is bog standard
practice in many (most?) projects and I would like to see it offered by


Dominic Hargreaves, Systems Development and Support Team
Computing Services, University of Oxford