slow signature verification with certain keys

Steven Barker scbarker at
Fri Aug 31 00:27:01 CEST 2001

I have noticed that verifying the signatures made by certain keys take much
longer than average (45sec to a minute on my P3 550).  One example is the key
used to sign the attached message.  I've examined the author's key as best I
can (not very extensively) but I don't know why it takes so long.

Is there a ligitimate reason it should take much longer to verify his
signatures, or is it a bug?

Steven Barker                                      scbarker at
  No woman ever falls in love with a man unless she has a better opinion of
  him than he deserves.
  		-- Edgar Watson Howe
GnuPG public key:
Fingerprint: 272A 3EC8 52CE F22B F745  775E 5292 F743 EBD5 936B
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On Thu, Aug 30, 2001 at 03:20:29PM -0500, Steven Barker wrote:
> This has nothing do do with the subject of your message about the translation.
> I've noticed that when Mutt tries to verify your's GnuPG signature, it takes
> a very long time (often about a minute) before gpg returns, saying that it
> is a good signature.  Do you know why this is?  If not, I'd like to forward
> one of your messages to the GnuPG devel list and ask there, as long as you
> don't mind being an example...

please make this. 

I know the problem and I have the same problem with some other keys
(from others). 

Michael Bramer  -  a Debian Linux Developer
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