trust model details

David Shaw dshaw at
Wed Jan 26 21:21:03 CET 2005

On Wed, Jan 26, 2005 at 05:55:48PM +0000, Nicholas Cole wrote:
> Could I make a suggestion for a new file in docs that
> describes the details of the various trust models?
> The specific question I have at the moment is:
> how does the --max-cert-depth interact with the "pgp"
> delegated trust model?  Does each key that has
> delegated trust still count as a "link" in the chain
> for the purposes of the maximum cert depth?

Yes.  The depth count in trust signatures can shorten the
--max-cert-depth value, but never lengthen it.


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