Expirations: PGPfreeware 6.0 vs. GPG 0.4.2

Edward S. Marshall emarshal at logic.net
Wed Oct 28 20:42:48 CET 1998

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A friend of mine created a keypair in PGPfreeware 6.0 (Windows), and set
an expiration time of 1 year. However, when GPG sees the public key, it
thinks it expired many, many moons ago. GPG output:

$ gpg --edit-key otherguy
gpg (GnuPG) 0.4.2; Copyright (C) 1998 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions. See the file COPYING for details.

gpg: key E2445CD9.64: expired at Tue Jan 05 00:00:00 1971 GMT
pub  1024D/E2445CD9  created: 1998-10-27 expires: 1971-01-05 trust: -/e
sub  2048g/92FFB6F4  created: 1998-10-27 expires: never
(1)  Other Guy <otherguy at some.host.com>

Any ideas about this? Is PGP in the wrong here, or is GPG (one of them is
definitely wrong ;-)? I have no idea about the Windows product he's using,
so maybe this is a simple misconfiguration on his part?

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http://www.logic.net/~emarshal/        // would be freed from the Gates of  /\\
Linux Weenie, Open-Source Advocate    </    hell by a penguin named "Tux"? _\_v

   Linux labyrinth 2.1.125 #9 SMP Sat Oct 17 14:46:24 CDT 1998 i586 unknown
       8:35pm up 11 days, 6:38, 4 users, load average: 0.13, 0.11, 0.04

Version: GNUPG v0.4.2 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: For info finger gcrypt at ftp.guug.de


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