Selecting subkeys while using GnuPG
JPClizbe at comcast.net
Sat Jan 7 18:45:47 CET 2006
> I have two encryption keys and three signing keys:
> pub 4096R/057AC4BC created: 2005-12-08 expires: never usage: CS
> sub 4096R/0DBBD3FD created: 2005-12-08 expires: never usage: SEA
> sub 4096g/E3DD0205 created: 2005-12-29 expires: 2006-04-29 usage: E
> sub 1024D/CC89E9DE created: 2005-12-30 expires: 2006-04-30 usage: S
> but while signing a message, GnuPG uses the DSA key as the default signing
> key and the ELG-E key as the default encryption key. Is there a way to spe
> cify which subkey GnuPG should use to sign/encrypt?
Stick a "!" after the keyid you specify and GnuPG will use it
gpg -u 0xDecafBad! --sign .....
> For example this message was signed using the 1024-bit DSA key using the
> SHA1 digest algorithm.
SHA-1 implies DSA which would mean a DSA key. What happen if you specify SHA-256
without explicitly selecting the subkey?
John P. Clizbe Inet: JPClizbe(a)comcast DOT nyet
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