Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

Our Next PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party

There are currently no upcoming PGP/GnuPG keysigning parties scheduled.


Script to sign keys

The recommended tool for signing keys post-keysigning party is "caff", which can be installed on debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS, or Red Hat systems via one of

For Red hat and CentOS systems, the pgp-tools package is in the optional EPEL repo.


Previous Keysigning Parties

  1. September 21, 2016 :: Transposition Cyphers in Historic Context, and PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party XVI
  2. September 16, 2015 :: Jeff Schiller and PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party XV
  3. September 17, 2014 :: Crypto News, TOR, and our PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party XIV
  4. September 18, 2013 :: PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party XIV
  5. September 19, 2012 :: PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party XIII
  6. September 21, 2011 :: PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party XII
  7. September 15, 2010 :: PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party XI, plus a talk by V. Alex Brennan
  8. September 16, 2009 :: PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party X
  9. September 17, 2008 :: PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party IX
  10. September 19, 2007 :: PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party VIII
  11. September 20, 2006 :: PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party VII
  12. August 17, 2005 :: PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party VI
  13. September 15, 2004 :: PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party V
  14. September 17, 2003 :: PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party IV
  15. January 15, 2003 :: PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party III
  16. December 19, 2001 :: PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party II
  17. September 18, 1996 :: PGP and Electronic Privacy

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