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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: The web of trust
Date Fri, 14 Feb 2003 17:37:28 GMT
Rich Bowen wrote:
> I went to a keysigning last night, and started playing with some
> software for graphing the web of trust. I have generated some images
> that are kinda cool, and you can see them at http://apacheadmin.com/gpg/
> I generated this using graphviz
> (http://www.research.att.com/sw/tools/graphviz/) and sig2dot.pl
> (http://www.chaosreigns.com/code/sig2dot/)
> The procedure for generating one of these from your keyring is:
> gpg --list-sigs | ./sig2dot.pl > keyring.dot
> neato -Tps keyring.dot > keyring.ps
> convert keyring.ps keyring.jpg
> convert -size 100x200 keyring.jpg keyring_thumb.jpg
> A couple notes, should you try this at home.
> 1) I could not figure out how to get it to just run from a particular
> keyring, and so I actually moved my real keyring to a backup, and
> replaced it with the one I wanted to work with. There's probably another
> way to do this.
> 2) If there are more than 100 or so keys on a ring, this takes an
> enormous amount of time and memory. I tried to generate one for my
> entire keyring, and gave up after an hour.
> 3) I have wasted the entire morning doing this. Be warned that, if
> you're into this kind of thing, you may not get anything done for the
> rest of the day. So, at least somebody tell me that this is the coolest
> thing you have seen today, so that I don't feel like I have completely
> watest my time. ;-)
> 4) No, I don't know what the colors mean. I know that I saw it explained
> somewhere, but I don't remember where, or what the explanation was.

This is kinda cool, I wonder if you updated the sigs from the keyservers 
or just used KEYS files? I ask coz I suspect the KEYS files have not 
been properly updated since ApacheCon, where much signing was done.



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