Key ID format: short or long?
faramir.cl at gmail.com
Wed Oct 22 07:50:35 CEST 2008
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Robert J. Hansen escribió:
>> 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.
Yes, you are right, but remember newbies like me maybe don't know
that, and maybe they think about fingerprints and Key IDs as 2 separated
things... And the 2 GUIs I use ask for a Key ID to perform the
searches... It seems we have another entry for the FAQ:
Q: "I got a fingerprint, but not a Key ID, how do I search the key?"
A: "The Key ID is the last part of the fingerprint, it can be 8 or 16
characters long (short and long formats). Use those last digits to do
the search, and then use the whole fingerprint to check you found the
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