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How are encryption keys stored in the id, id.priv, and known_keys file?
If I were to look at the key fingerprints from within GAIM they are in hex : A1;B2;C3 ...etc...
In the files, they appear to be base 64 encoded ( but I could be wrong ) .. there appers to be multiple fields seperated by " / ".
So... what is the format used for storing keys in the id, id.priv and known_keys files, and how do you translated from the data inthose files to teh hex key fingerprint that is displayed within GAIM?
There isn't a straightforward way for users to translate between the data in the file and the key fingerprint: the key fingerprint is a cryptographic hash of the public key. The key files are meant to be human-readable (to a point) and human-editable, but for purposes of communicating with other users (to eliminate any possibility of a man-in-the-middle attack), the key fingerprints are included in the GUI display.
What I'm after is the ability to pregenerate keys using an external script, and insert them into the data file, ala a one time pad. Let's say that I pregenerate 30 days worth of unique keys, and at midnight a script inserts that days key into the data file. I've worked out most of the other details, but modifying the key file has stumped me.