key generation: email-address necessary?
laurent.jumet at skynet.be
Sat Feb 27 18:44:34 CET 2010
Hello Martin !
Martin Bretschneider <mailing-lists-mmvi at bretschneidernet.de> wrote:
>> It's not easy to answer that question, as it depends on your own
>> system. When you read a signed message, GPG provides a way to call
>> automatically the sender's public key on your designed servers, when
>> it doesn't find it in your PubRing; it goes on the Net, retrieves
>> the key, incorporates it in your KeyRing and than verifyes the
>> signature on the message. This process can abort if ID's doesn't
> Let's break down the problem: A and B have public keys on some
> keyserver. A has no email address in his public key, B does.
I didn't test all events.
I only noticed that in some cases, the e-mailer fails, or GPG fails, in getting the right key.
Anyway, if this happens, you can examine manually the message and get manually the key.
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