Feature request: --creation-date option

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Tue Jan 30 14:03:41 CET 2007

On Sun, 28 Jan 2007 20:12, gnupg-devel_list at danner-net.de said:

> But your description doesn't say whether the transferred value exactly
> represents the resulting timestamps or is only used to calculate an
> internal timestamp offset initially so that the seconds passed while

It is an offset.

> key creation still influence the timestamp of the signature. If the
> latter applies the time interval between creation and signing would
> allow to draw conclusions concerning the equipment that was used.

That is a good suggestion we will change the self-signature creation
routine to not reveal this information.

Filed as bugs 750 and 751 (http://bugs.gnupg.org/750)

Won't go into 2.02, though.



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