key capabilities

Nicholas Cole npcole at
Thu Dec 30 15:55:43 CET 2004

My old key (created originally with PGP) is marked as
being capable of signing, certifying and
authenticating (with the subkey for Encrypting).  GPG
only marks the keys it creates as suitable for signing
and certifying.  

Is there a rationale for this minor incompatibility? I
know that there are some authentication systems (a
modified sshd, for example) that do use openpgp keys -
presumably they should only use keys flagged as
suitable for this use.

Best, N.

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