revoke key problems
Anthony E. Greene
Thu Nov 22 18:12:01 2001
On Thu, 22 Nov 2001, Joel Franco Guzmán wrote:
> I lost all the information in my harddisk last week and i want to
>revoke my lost certificate.
You can only revoke a key if you have the matching secret key. If you lost
the old secret key with the rest of the data on your hard disk, then
cannot revoke the old public key.
I hope the other people reading this will take the time to copy their keys
to a floppy or CD, and generate a revocation cert and put it in a safe
I lost my first set of keys just like this. It is an unfortunate but
effective way to learn about backups.
Anthony E. Greene <email@example.com> <http://www.pobox.com/~agreene/>
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