signing keys with expiration

Werner Koch wk at
Wed May 19 10:49:46 CEST 2004

On Wed, 19 May 2004 02:52:26 -0400 (EDT), Atom 'Smasher' said:

> why is the default "yes"?

Because users asked for this and it is the most conservative option.
I agree with your concerns, though.

For reasons I don't really understand, people don't want to state that
their certification "yes, this key belongs to the owner according to
my own policy" lasts longer than the expiration time of the key in
question at the time of certification.



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