gpg --import gpg-peter.asc
gpg --fingerprint email@example.comMake sure you see something like this:
% gpg --fingerprint firstname.lastname@example.org pub 1024D/67EA951D 2000-12-08 Peter Jay Salzman <email@example.com> Key fingerprint = B9F1 6CF3 47C4 7CD8 D33E 70A9 A3B9 1945 67EA 951D sub 2048g/BA20F792 2000-12-08Make sure that the fingerprint on your screen matches the fingerprint here. If not, something is very wrong.
That's it. My public key is now in your keyring.
How To Sign My Key
I take the web of trust very seriously, and you should too. Please don't sign
my key unless you know me and I tell you my fingerprint either in person
(preferred) or over the phone (less preferred).
Here's how to sign my key:
gpg --list-keys salzmangpg will either list my key or tell you that my public key isn't in your keyring. If it isn't in your keyring, follow these instructions.
gpg --fingerprint salzmanYou'll see something like this (my fingerprint is in green):
pub 1024D/67EA951D 2000-12-08 Peter Jay Salzman <firstname.lastname@example.org> Key fingerprint = B9F1 6CF3 47C4 7CD8 D33E 70A9 A3B9 1945 67EA 951D sub 2048g/BA20F792 2000-12-08
gpg --sign-key salzmanYou'll be asked to assign a level of trust. If you know me and verified my fingerprint in person or over the phone, assign (3) I have done very careful checking. If you verified my fingerprint in person or over the phone but you don't actually know me very well, assign a trust level of (2) or even (1) depending on how well you know me.
gpg --export --armor salzman > salzman.asc