[CentOS-devel] Point yum repos to centos gpg key in /etc/pki/
jeff at osuosl.org
Mon Feb 25 18:40:40 UTC 2008
On Feb 25, 2008, at 10:34 AM, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> 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. http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=2419
>> 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
> 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.
Johnny, could you let us know your reasons for wanting to point to the
remote GPG key?
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