[Catalog-sig] Replication and security
jcea at jcea.es
Mon Jan 5 18:03:29 CET 2009
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Currently setuptools allows to upload a PGP signature along the package,
to be able to check integrity and security. As far as I know, currently
"easy_install" doesn't check it. That is bad, but life sucks.
My problem now is with mirrors: How can anybody to validate files?.
Beside the possible PGP signatures of authors (a check that should be
integrated in "easy_install"), I would like PYPI main server (I guess it
would be the single point where people upload new packages; the mirrors
would be read-only) to digitally sign each uploaded package. This way,
easy_install can check any package downloaded from any mirror, because
PYPI public key would be a well known value.
I have code in python to digitally sign/verify signatures using ElGamal
algorithm. Any interest?
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