encrypting to expired keys (was Re: Expire-date of subkey problem)

David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Thu Aug 21 00:52:01 CEST 2003

On Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 04:36:45PM -0400, Jason Harris wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 06:46:32PM +0200, Matto Fransen wrote:
> > I have not been able to the expire-date of a subkey. I have copied a
> > part of the edit-key procedure below:
> [moved from gnupg-users to gnupg-devel]
> Indeed, is there any combination of options to allow GPG (1.2.1 or 1.2.2)
> to encrypt to an _expired_ subkey?  It seems to me that --ignore-time-
> conflict, perhaps combined with --expert, should have been sufficient,
> although adding --trusted-key and fully specifying the subkey to use
> via -r <fingerprint of expired subkey>! didn't help either.

I'll admit to a certain curiosity as to why someone would want to do
such a thing.  This key is no more.  It has ceased to be.  It's

Using it after expiration is against the express wishes of the person
who put the key out there in the first place - the key owner.

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