revoke private keys (of egos) in GNUnet
-t KEY |
-e EPOCHS |
-R NAME |
-f NAME |
-L LOGLEVEL |
gnunet-revocation can be used to verify if a key has
been revoked, to create a revocation certificate for later revocation, to
instantly revoke a key and to use a pre-generated revocation certificate to
revoke a key. Upon successful revocation, all peers will be informed about the
invalidity of the key. As this is an expensive operation, GNUnet requires the
issuer of the revocation to perform an expensive proof-of-work computation
before they will be allowed to perform the revocation. gnunet-revocation will
perform this computation. The computation can be performed ahead of time, with
the resulting revocation certificate being stored in a file for later
"instant" use. gnunet-revocation also makes is possible to resume
the pre-calculation of a revocation --- simply abort a running proof-of-work
calculation with CTRL-C, and the existing revocation certificate file will
contain the status of the computation. Note that performing a revocation
proof-of-work is deliberately VERY expensive. Depending on your CPU, the
calculation can take days or weeks.
- Check if the given KEY (ASCII-encoded public key required) has been
- Number of epochs for which the revocation should be valid (default:
- Calculate or perform revocation for the ego with the given NAME.
- Actually perform the revocation as soon as possible (do not just generate
a revocation certificate, use it). Must be supplied to actually perform
- Use NAME as the name of the file that is to contain the revocation
certificate. Intermediate computation results will be stored here, as well
as the final revocation certificate. When used together with -p, this file
will be inspected to see if it contains a valid certificate for instant
revocation, in which case the revocation can be performed instantly. If
the given file contains anything (a valid certificate, with or without the
completed proof-of-work) there is no need to supply the "-R"
option or to still have the private key of the ego to perform the
- Use the configuration file FILENAME.
- Print short help on options.
- Use LOGLEVEL for logging. Valid values are DEBUG, INFO, WARNING and
- Print GNUnet version number.
The full documentation for gnunet is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the
info(1) and gnunet programs are properly installed at your
site, the command
should give you access to the complete handbook,
will give you access to a tutorial for developers.
Depending on your installation, this information is also available
in gnunet(7) and