[CentOS-devel] Point yum repos to centos gpg key in /etc/pki/
johnny at centos.org
Mon Feb 25 18:34:32 UTC 2008
Jeff Sheltren wrote:
> Hi, as a follow up to a conversation in #centos-devel, I'd like to get
> input from the list on this issue.
> The question is where to point people, and tools like yum, for the
> centos gpg key used to verify rpm signatures. My opinion is that
> pointing to the key in /etc/pki/ which gets installed by the
> centos-release makes the most sense. This is already installed locally
> on any centos (-5) machine. See ie.
> From a security standpoint, there are issues with either choice.
> However, if your install media has been compromised, then there would be
> many other ways to bypass the gpg checks rather than just changing the
> gpg key from the centos-release package. Pointing to a URL for the gpg
> key opens up more security issues such as dns poisoning.
I think that for the CentOS-Media.repo file that using the /etc/pki
directory makes sense.
I STILL think pointing to the http://mirror.centos.org/ site is best for
the web enabled CentOS-Base.repo file.
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