This site is a collection of resources about and relating to alt.security.keydist, a newsgroup for distributing public encryption keys (such as those used by PGP and GPG) through the UUCP/NNTP netnews system.
The FAQ was created in 1997. After a few years of inactivity, it's now being posted to the group every 30 days. The FAQ was last updated 27 June 2004.
The alt.security.keydist FAQ is a "news.answers-approved" FAQ, and therefore archived at most major FAQ archives on the Internet, including the rtfm.mit.edu FTP server and FAQS.org.
Since alt.security.keydist is intended for people who use both Usenet and public key encryption, I've decided to add a quick list of software that helps people use public key encryption on Usenet.
A list of other cryptography-related newsgroups is also available.