using subkey signatures

David Shaw dshaw at
Mon Sep 2 16:18:02 CEST 2002

On Mon, Sep 02, 2002 at 02:44:53PM +0200, Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder wrote:
> Yo!
> It just came to my attention (thanks Matthew) that gpg can't
> auto-retrieve a key if the signature was made by a subkey, since the
> main keyid is not contained in the signature package at all.

This is a (HKP) keyserver limitation more than a GnuPG limitation.
The LDAP keyservers do allow fetching by subkey ID.

> Hmmm... I understand that the proposed way to define a local notation is
> <name>@<site>=..., so the probability of namespace conflict is
> minimized. gpg won't let me do this. (1.0.7, that is.)

1.2 will.


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