Re: PGP public keys Was: tired of reading about T shirts)

Lee Sheridan (
Sun, 13 Jul 1997 14:34:55 -0400 (EDT)

On Sat, 12 Jul 1997, Noah Romer wrote:

> often get the persons public key by fingering them. ie. type "finger
>", and my pgp public key (amoung other things) will be
> sent back to you. This assumes that you're at a command prompt on a system
> that has finger installed; most unix systems do (especially those of your
> ISP/university), if you're on your own system at home you'll need to get a
> copy for the appropriate OS (most "PC" OS's have both command line and gui

If you didn't have a finger client installed, you could always telnet to
port 79 of the target machine. See RFC 742.


PGP Public key available via finger.