Key ID format: short or long?

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Wed Oct 22 02:04:24 CEST 2008

> At least one picture ID and your key's fingerprint.

This may be your policy; it is not a requirement of the system.

> They are not going to use the fingerprint to retrieve
> the key, only to verify that the retrieved key is yours.

Sure they are.  Where do you think the key ID comes from?  It's the  
last eight hex digits of the fingerprint.

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