0.9.0 expiration date: does not work

sen_ml at eccosys.com sen_ml at eccosys.com
Tue Jan 5 09:58:02 CET 1999

At around Mon, 4 Jan 99 21:35 +0100,
 Bodo_Moeller at public.uni-hamburg.de (Bodo Moeller) may have mentioned:

> Werner Koch <wk at isil.d.shuttle.de>:
> > Bodo Moeller <Bodo_Moeller at public.uni-hamburg.de>:
> >> Warnings are absolutely O.K., but it *should* be possible to use
> >> expired expired (signing or decryption) secret keys.  You might want,
> > It is possible:
> > gpg --edit-key your-key
> >> expire
> > and set a new expiration date.
> That's a possibility, but it's somewhat awkward.  Also, for decryption
> keys that I keep just in order to be able to decrypt old stuff, I
> would not really want to change the expiration date: The key _is_
> expired, I have no intention to change that -- I simply want to use
> it anyway.
> I'd still vote for a new option that makes gpg ignore validity
> periods.

i vote for a new option and/or a configuration parameter likewise.

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