"valid from" date?
wk at gnupg.org
Wed Jun 28 19:54:36 CEST 2006
On Mon, 26 Jun 2006 19:45, Jørgen Lysdal said:
> Ive used PGP for some time, and it allows me to set a "valid from"
> date on my subkeys..
> Is this also possible on GPG, or can i only select the expiration
It is not possible to set a valid from date. Actuall there is no
valid from date but just the creatuion time of the key. When
selecting a key, GnuPG ignores those created in the future.
If you ant to hack support for it, check out make_timestamp().
I can see no reason for using a valid from key. Simply create it when
you need it.
> If two encryption subkeys are valid in the same period of time, how does
> gpg select which one to use?
The latest key which fits the requirements (preference, algorithms
etc.) is used. Keys created in the future are ignored for this
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