55654879 story OpenBSD Moving Towards Signed Packages — Based On D. J. Bernstein Crypto 232 Posted by Soulskill on Saturday January 18, 2014 @11:04PM from the those-signatures-will-be-worth-a-lot-of-money-some-day dept. ConstantineM writes "It's official: 'we are moving towards signed packages,' says Theo de Raadt on the misc@ mailing list. This is shortly after a new utility, signify, was committed into the base tree. The reason a new utility had to be written in the first place is that gnupg is too big to fit on the floppy discs, which are still a supported installation medium for OpenBSD. Signatures are based on the Ed25519 public-key signature system from D. J. Bernstein and co., and his public domain code once again appears in the base tree of OpenBSD, only a few weeks after some other DJB inventions made it into the nearby OpenSSH as well."