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About myself

My name is Ollivier Robert, also known as “roberto” or “Keltia” or “Keltounet” in various areas (social media, IRC), about 50 right now.

Working in computer science for more than 30 years now, mostly on UNIX-based systems like FreeBSD or Linux.

After being an Internet & Security Consultant at at a small but well-known agency called HSC between 1994 and 1996, I was hired as Information Security Officer at a european agency called EUROCONTROL (or ECTL to make it shorter). Since then, I had several different positions there and now, I’m again Information Security Officer, now at Agency-level.

My résumé can be found here, more data on my LinkedIn site (see below).

Areas of interest

My main interests in life, after my family and friends are, in no particular order:

My Goodreads profile with most of my books is there.

Social media

Mastodon: Preferred social network
Twitter:  Linkedin: Ollivier Robert
Facebook: Ollivier Robert


** The first two are really preferred as I do manage the mail server behind these two, not GMail. Guess which one I trust more? :) **

PGP keys

NEW GPG Key! Please use only this one there or the ECC one (see below) from now on.

The old one below uses all the bad keysizes/algorithms that are referenced here. Check your own!

pub   4096R/0x8BE879B028731E1C 2013-09-23 [expires: 2023-09-21]
uid                 [ultimate] Ollivier Robert <roberto@FreeBSD.org>
uid                 [ultimate] Ollivier Robert <roberto@keltia.net>
uid                 [ultimate] Ollivier Robert <roberto@keltia.freenix.fr>
uid                 [ultimate] [jpeg image of size 4268]
sub   4096R/0x13B4B0E43FD6021F 2013-09-23 [expires: 2023-09-21]

For testing purposes, I created a new key using the ed25519 Elliptic Curve using GPG 2.1.21. You need at least 2.1 to create ECC keys. While it is not yet an IETF standard it is expected to be soonish. These keys are smaller, probably faster to handle and hopefully more secure than RSA.

pub   ed25519/0x9FC13E340E9E01A3 2017-08-13 [SC] [expires: 2022-08-12]
uid                   [ultimate] Ollivier Robert <roberto@FreeBSD.org>
uid                   [ultimate] Ollivier Robert (ECC) <roberto@keltia.net>
uid                   [ultimate] [jpeg image of size 3104]
sub   cv25519/0x722545D0DAB83866 2017-08-13 [E] [expires: 2022-08-12]

You can find a local copy here.

This key has not been signed except by myself but will be soon. It has been sent to Keybase as well.

My old-old-do-not-use-any-more GPG key is the following:

pub   1024D/7DCAE9D3 1997-08-21
uid                  Ollivier Robert <roberto@keltia.freenix.fr>
uid                  Ollivier Robert <roberto@keltia.net>
uid                  Ollivier Robert <roberto@FreeBSD.org>
sub   2048g/C267084D 1997-08-21

You can find it on the current PGP servers like pgp.mit.edu or here but I do not recommend you to use it. DSA/1024 keys are not really secure and flaws were discovered in the implementation of them so any old keys really ought to be regenerated.

Security stuff

You can also find stuff on Keybase, a new site aiming to do “crypto for the masses”.