[Cialug] Gnupg and securing your secring.gpg file

Kenneth Ristau kristau at kristau.net
Fri Jun 17 00:26:05 CDT 2005

OK, one little tiplet before I finally nod off for the even^H^H^H^Hmorning.

If you want to store your secring.gpg file on, say a USB flash drive or
other media not directly connected to the computer you use for
encrypting email, you can specify an alternative location in the
~/.gnupg/gpg.conf file.  In fact, you can specify many options there, so
have a look at it.  Example:

secret-keyring /mnt/usbflash/secring.gpg

Be sure to keep that USB drive secure or on your person at all times.
If the secring.gpg file is compromised, you are brule, as they say ;)

(BTW, what's an easy way to add foreign accents to plain text?  Brule
should have a ' over the e.)

Tired programmer
Coding late into the night
The core dump follows

My GNUPG public key is available at http://www.kristau.net/public_key.asc

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