Key ID format: short or long?
John W. Moore III
jmoore3rd at bellsouth.net
Tue Oct 21 21:06:11 CEST 2008
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David Newman wrote:
>> I was thinking... in case I want to put my key ID in a business card,
>> what format should I use? Short format (8 characters) or long format
>> characters)? With or without the '0x' prefix?
> I would use the entire fingerprint in the same format as reported
> by --fingerprint (10 groups of 4 hex chars). The key ID is last
> 8 characters of the fingerprint. At one point I even had a rubber
> stamp made up with the fingerprint so I could just stamp my business
> cards with it.
Since 'fingerprint exchange' is the most widely recognized form of Key
Identification I concur with David.
If space/character count affects Cost issues then I would default to the
16 0xformat and then, secondarily to the 8 character 0xformat position.
David Shaw just Posted so I am gonna see what He recommends.
Timestamp: Tuesday 21 Oct 2008, 15:05 --400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
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