Help me to import my secret key please
hoper at free.fr
Sun May 9 09:31:47 CEST 2010
Bad news yes. But well, nobody's dead.
It's even quite funny in fact, thinking about how often I repeat to
everybody that they need to make backup of everything.
This key is the only thing I loose, I will juste made another one.
And no, I don't have the revocation certificate :(
But I think it's not too bad, because nobody had access to this private
key. I just loose it...
Small and last question, If I make a new key, with the same email
inside, will I be able to send it on servers ? (because they already got
the old one...)
Thanks a lot for your time.
> I'm afraid these are not the same key :(
> The former key is a 4096-bit RSA key. The latter key is a 1024-bit DSA
> key with a 4096-bit ElGamal subkey bound to it.
> Also, the former key has an X.509 certificate assoiated with it, while
> the latter keys are bound to your identity via OpenPGP certification.
> While it's possible to have both X.509 certificates and OpenPGP
> certificates from the same key (we're doing it for TLS servers in the
> monkeysphere project), it's not common. And in your case, it's not what
> you've done anyway, since these are clearly different keys because of
> their different keylengths and algorithms.
> If you have no way of recovering your old ~/.gnupg/secring.gpg, you have
> most likely lost control of your old key. In that case, i recommend
> publishing the revocation certificate you created when you made your key
> (hoping that you have such an old revocation certificate for 1F03B55A
> stored someplace accessible to you).
> Sorry to be the bearer of bad news,
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