Key ID format: short or long?
faramir.cl at gmail.com
Tue Oct 21 21:49:11 CEST 2008
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David Newman escribió:
>> 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
> 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
I never noticed that before (the fact KeyID is the last 8 or 16
characters of the fingerprint).
David Shaw escribió:
> Personally, I'd put the whole fingerprint on there (and in fact, that
> it what I do). It's not terribly long, and it is the most-specific
> way to specify a particular key in OpenPGP.
Well, it is not terrible long if it is used to check a key already
found, but to type it to do a search... I think maybe it can be a bit
"scary" for new users... maybe I should put the KeyID short format, and
in smaller text, the whole fingerprint...
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