Getting ubuntu iso securely

Ryein Goddard ryein.goddard at
Tue Sep 15 19:10:00 UTC 2015

You could add multiple sources that store an encrypted checksum and then
reference that with an Ubuntu branded downloader.  That program would be
pretty easy to make and it would abstract away all requirements for
anything time consuming from the user.

On Tue, Sep 15, 2015 at 3:53 AM, Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at>

> On Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:07:02 -0700, Ryein Goddard wrote:
> >On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 10:32 AM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> >> On Mon, 14 Sep 2015 16:19:36 +0000 (UTC), rajeev bhatta wrote:
> >> >It is not time consuming.. just for the user experience..
> >>
> >> IMHO for averaged users it is time consuming. Even a power users not
> >> necessarily deals with the right people to get a key she or he can
> >> trust, that can be used to verify ownership of the particular
> >> public Ubuntu key.
> >>
> >> I am a Linux power user and I don't own a key to verify the
> >> particular public key, that belongs to the key, that was used to
> >> sign the Ubuntu images.
> >>
> >> Please let me know, how I can get such a key, without spending much
> >> time ;).
> >
> >If a current method doesn't exist then maybe we can just create one?
> How will you make it less time consuming?
> You need to meet other people in the real world, in addition you
> need to know and trust those people and in addition they need to trust a
> chain of trusted keys, that confirms ownership of the public Ubuntu key
> in question.
> This already is hard to realise for hardcore computer geeks and
> completely illusorily for those who's centre of life isn't the
> operating system of their computers or digital security.
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