Signing (with) old pgp 2 keys
dwd at bell-labs.com
Wed Jul 14 14:17:38 CEST 1999
On Jul 14, 6:20pm, Ralph Niere wrote:
> a) is it possible to sign my new key with my old one? I wasn't able to
> accomplish that - even though I have the rsaref lib installed (and I
> can check pgp2 sigs, so it seems to work)
It just worked for me when I tried. I used --default-key to select my
RSA key and used --edit-key to select my new key and typed "sign".
> b) can I force gnupg to sign mails so that the signature can be understood
> by PGP2?
Sure. I just used --clearsign to sign a file with my RSA key and pgp2
I see that if I use --sign and then use pgp2 to try to verify the ".gpg"
file, pgp2 can pull out the plain text but it doesn't say anything about
the signature. I think that used to work... I recall that --rfc1991 was
supposed to make things more compatible, but that doesn't seem to make any
difference, and neither does --armor.
- Dave Dykstra
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