Changes in bionet news groups

Geoff Gibbs ggibbs at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Tue Apr 18 10:35:18 EST 2000


We are moving over to using digitally signed control messages for the
bionet.* news hierachy.  The control messages will be signed with the
PGP key in the name of :-

Biosci-control-key at net.bio.net

We would recommend that you use PGP to verify the control messages which
update the information about the news groups on your news server.  Even
if you do not use PGP, you should still update your server to take note
of the name that the messages are sent out in (as above).  We would like
to phase out messages being sent out in the name :-

kristoff at net.bio.net

as David Kristofferson is no longer involved in the day-to-day running
of Biosci.  (He does continue to be one of our moderators though). 

Included below is information about the public key, required for
checking the messages.  If you are not in charge of your news service,
you may care to bring this message to the attention of the person who
is. 

Geoff Gibbs

UK-Human Genome Mapping Project-Resource Centre,
Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SB, UK
Tel: +44 1223 494530  Fax: +44 1223 494512  E-mail: G.Gibbs at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
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Type Bits/KeyID    Date       User ID
pub  1024/17CC7301 2000/02/29 Biosci-control-key at net.bio.net
            Key fingerprint = EB C0 F1 BA 26 0B C6 D6  FB 8D ED C4 AE 5D 10 54

-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
Version: 2.6.3i

mQCNAzi749YAAAEEAOeP5jfujltxaQt8eFqEebuPHBJUgDQsSTfoA4MaDvRfT3pq
pm5kpjmuqcxkgAqBxCYiAYpiMfdHfHSaUfAxlXgDigKBPaA9MehFP+0oM4K3iC/i
9rrdTuNt0SAUG73VBxV1xzMgTml6DstmjDvr3H1o6s1W/Tu9YUTvH+UXzHMBAAUT
tB5CaW9zY2ktY29udHJvbC1rZXlAbmV0LmJpby5uZXSJAJUDBRA47ICHeSdEm13x
+NkBAWSqA/47yV2u0CrIagSADta03CnJu4HPVo3DbTjgB3+Wo9hWkc6HHcq3opBf
ptbqqDo7A1P8gDvXmVimA5aVt7X/lQgOCT0qCnZX9+hLZpziYYGDptJFTUZ/bS9r
kEThwgtSrjUOsYXeG9aZxcO2le4eL0xkvGOld9Bj2H4pwr2wAJwWeokAlQMFEDi7
49ZE7x/lF8xzAQEBT6MD/iAnoxYSUMFlg90bbdLLsQTtKE9kHRZRSH+cCTs2YY6y
mEujWnHybWPs+XT1tUaZKcNjYR93NwGBiBh630PLexQnX7m9OVb82EOTdr6bRAb+
r5BiVh124UOVVZ8pZnXRVu+sqDlt4YnSFfsHL8Ub8BJQNzH+eFtAjidn5Xtiw6fL
=KMOt
-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----


If your news server software is INN then the correct entry in INN's
control.ctl, which specifies the access control for control messages,
should be :-

###############################################################
## BIONET (Biology Network)
# URL: http://www.bio.net/
# PGP: http://pgp.ai.mit.edu/~bal/pks-commands.html
#
# Biosci-control-key at net.bio.net
#     PGP  Key fingerprint =  EB C0 F1 BA 26 0B C6 D6  FB 8D ED C4 AE 5D 10 54
#
# *PGP*   See comment at top of file.
checkgroups:Biosci-control-key at net.bio.net:bionet.*:verify-Biosci-control-key at net.bio.net
newgroup:Biosci-control-key at net.bio.net:bionet.*:verify-Biosci-control-key at net.bio.net=newgroup
rmgroup:Biosci-control-key at net.bio.net:bionet.*:verify-Biosci-control-key at net.bio.net=rmgroup

# Non-PGP entries
# checkgroups:Biosci-control-key at net.bio.net:bionet.*:mail
# newgroup:Biosci-control-key at net.bio.net:bionet.*:doit=mail
# rmgroup:Biosci-control-key at net.bio.net:bionet.*:mail

# It is hoped that we can stop sending out messages in the name of
# kristoff at net.bio.net at some point in the future.
# references to dmack at net.bio.net, shibumi at net.bio.net & news@@net.bio.net
# can safely be removed as can the kristoff ones.

# checkgroups:kristoff at net.bio.net:bionet.*:mail
# newgroup:kristoff at net.bio.net:bionet.*:doit=mail
# rmgroup:kristoff at net.bio.net:bionet.*:mail
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