Key ID format: short or long?
faramir.cl at gmail.com
Wed Oct 22 03:58:47 CEST 2008
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Robert J. Hansen escribió:
> Faramir 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 (16
> Yes, the entire fingerprint does fit on a standard business card; I have
> one of my key fingerprints on mine.
Done, it fits ok if I put it on the bottom...
I had thought the long key ID, plus my email address, should be
enough, since 8 characters hexadecimal numbers are unlikely to produce a
collision, and even in case of a malicious attempt to replace my key, if
2 keys are found at the search, I would expect a contact to write and
say "which one is the good one?" (and... seriously, I don't think
anybody would try to impersonate me). But since everybody thinks the
"right thing" is to put the entire fingerprint, there is no reason to
don't do it.
Thanks for the advice.
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