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yeehi
April 20th, 2009, 07:11 PM
To Verify a fingerprint do the following:



gpg --fingerprint (insert keyid here)

An example of fingerprint information is below. The part needed comes after the /:


pub 1024D/28988BF5 2000-02-27
Key fingerprint = B117 2656 DFF9 83C3 042B C699 EB5A 896A 2898 8BF5
uid Roger Dingledine <arma@mit.edu>

In this instance, you would enter:

gpg --fingerprint 28988BF5

btw, I am not Roger Dingledine :)

steve101101
April 20th, 2009, 08:10 PM
good guide.

Penguin Guy
April 20th, 2009, 08:20 PM
Sorry but you have confused me :confused:. I'll google it.

Didius Falco
April 20th, 2009, 08:30 PM
Just open a shell and type
man gpg

Penguin Guy
April 20th, 2009, 08:35 PM
Just open a shell and type
man gpg
Thanks but it is this part that has confused me:
"An example of fingerprint information is below..."
But how do we find out that information?

yeehi
April 20th, 2009, 08:57 PM
But how do we find out that information?

Information like this is published by the information owners on, for example, a website.

Here (https://www.torproject.org/verifying-signatures.html.en) is the website where I found the information in the example.

If you can trust both the website publishing the information and your connection to that website, then you can compare the published fingerprint with the output of the
gpg --fingerprint command.... That is, if I understand correctly :redface: