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from /root/ to your home directory

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  • Started 7 years ago by Nichole
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Nichole
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How do I copy those keys from /root/ to your home directory?

I am running XP 07.

Posted 7 years ago
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supermansghost
Posts: 350

What keys?

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Nichole
Posts: 5

after that, copy those new spiffy keys from /root/ to your home directory

cg@segfault:~$ sudo su
root@segfault:/home/cg# cp /root/.silc/public_key.pub /home/cg/.silc/
root@segfault:/home/cg# cp /root/.silc/private_key.prv /home/cg/.silc/

I am trying to get silc to work with pidgin

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jd2066
Posts: 3814

The problem is that those instructions are for setting up silc on a Linux like OS.
For Windows XP you don't need setup instructions as pidgin on Windows has silc support builtin.
Justin

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Nichole
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Then why will it not work? I still get error message: Could not load SILC key pair

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jd2066
Posts: 3814

From a quick Google search on the error I found one page that said that can be caused by pidgin needing to use a password saved in the silc account properties as it doesn't open a password dialog when connecting.
Justin

Edit:
I just tested this in pidgin and it appears to work.
I created a silc account in pidgin with a blank password and checked remember password and it connected.

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Nichole
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I just tried and I am still getting the same error message! I do not know what I am doing wrong! And I am having a hard time finding anything on google. It seems the world has destined me not to have silc.

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jd2066
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If you put in a blank password, checked "Remember Password" and it still doesn't work then I don't know what else you could try.
I tried searching on Google and didn't find much either.
Actually this is the first I've heared of the SILC protocol, I usually use stuff like IRC and Yahoo Messenger.
Why do you want to use SILC instead of something like Yahoo Messenger?
Justin

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Nichole
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SILC is secure. It is the safest way to chat - it is for the paranoid.

I also use other clients. I would really like to get back unto SILC. I believe the problem is that I am missing the server key file. Hopefully, I will be able to email from a friend and put it in my .silc folder ...

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