what are the sub keys
dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Sun Mar 20 03:36:29 CET 2011
On Mar 19, 2011, at 10:26 PM, Mike Acker wrote:
> what are the 'sub keys' that are listed with each RSA key? Also which
> type of key is preferred RSA or DSA?
OpenPGP keys are made up of a single primary key, and any number of subkeys (including, in some cases zero). This allows the user to pick particular key types for particular purposes. For example, a common usage is to use the primary key for signing things and the subkey for encrypting things.
As to your other question, it was asked earlier this week. See http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/gnupg/users/53692
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