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GatorLUG Meeting - GPG, Hardened Kernels, Encrypted filesystems

Apr 19 2006 6:00 pm
Apr 19 2006 8:00 pm

GatorLUG Meeting Agenda for April 19, 2006
6:00 - 6:30 Question and Answer/ General Discussion
Annoucements, LOGO Discussion, Google Summer of Code,
SG Technology Cabinet Director
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Grandstream BudgetTone 100 ($65 street value) and HandyTone 486 ($55 street value)
These items are useful for VoIP stuff.
6:30 - 7:15 Presentation - Hardened Kernels, Encrypted Filesystems - Michael Liesenfelt
File System Cryptography is the encryption of an entire file system or partition on a hard disk or other block device. A symmetric key is used to encrypt and decrypt the contents of an encrypted file system. The most common algorithm is the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) in 128bit, 192bit, or 256bit lengths.
7:15 - 8:00 Presentation - Using GPG, Keysigning - Ben Preston and JC Jones
Keysigning instructions are here:
GnuPG is the GNU project's complete and free implementation of the OpenPGP standard as defined by RFC2440 . GnuPG allows to encrypt and sign your data and communcation, features a versatile key managment system as well as access modules for all kind of public key directories. GnuPG, also known as GPG, is a command line tool with features for easy integration with other applications. A wealth of frontend applications and libraries are available.
More information is available about GPG here:

Virtually Cuban

Map Link:,+SW+13th+gainesville

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Keysigning Party HOWTO (for reference)

Here's the Keysigning Party HOWTO, which includes perl code for generating the table of key fingerprints.

V. Alex Brennen

The guy that wrote the howto, V. Alex Brennen, is a former resident of Gainesville. He is going to invite some people in Gainesville whose keys he has signed to attend our key signing. If they do, we will have FAMOUS PEOPLE in our web of trust.

3rd person

I can't read. Earlier statement redacted.

So who's coordinating the keysigning, or which public server should we be pointing at to make sure our keys our fresh on?

Keyserver to Use

Jordan, virtually every university has a keyserver setup. They're all linked together as well. The software that seems pretty popular is called "sks". I had planned on installing SKS on the GatorLUG box but I just haven't had the time.

It seems to me like this is a service that Open Systems and really CNS as a whole should pick up and offer to the community.

I'm coordinating it

I'm coordinating it, the instructions are here, and the keyserver of choice is Please drop me the requested email before 5 pm tonight so that I can get to the LUG meeting on time. :)

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