GPG Key Transition
For a number of reasons, i've recently set up a new OpenPGP key, and will be transitioning away from my old one.
The old key will continue to be valid for some time, but i prefer all future correspondence to come to the new one. I would also like this new key to be re-integrated into the web of trust. This message is also available signed by both keys to certify the transition.
the old key was:
pub 1024D/DA3C0A60 2007-10-03 Key fingerprint = 5A41 9205 15DA 73C7 9D04 9EAF 79E1 C766 DA3C 0A60
And the new key is:
pub 4096R/983EA5AB 2009-08-02 Key fingerprint = A815 9EE0 8317 DE08 8FE8 4EA1 FC5B 12B8 983E A5AB
To fetch the full key, you can get it with:
wget -q -O- http://rpatterson.net/rpatterson.gpg | gpg --import -
Or, to fetch my new key from a public key server, you can simply do:
gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-key 983EA5AB
If you already know my old key, you can now verify that the new key is signed by the old one:
gpg --check-sigs 983EA5AB
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 983EA5AB
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 983EA5AB
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 983EA5AB | mail -s 'OpenPGP Signatures' firstname.lastname@example.org
Or you can just upload the signatures to a public keyserver directly:
gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --send-key 983EA5AB
Please let me know if there is any trouble, and sorry for the inconvenience.