Exporting secret keys now works for 2.1 (was: The last 9 months ...)
wk at gnupg.org
Fri Oct 1 22:40:40 CEST 2010
On Mon, 20 Sep 2010 12:32, wk at gnupg.org said:
> This part is not finished; for example I am currently working on the
> OpenPGP export command and I also need to make some changes for
Exporting secret keys is now basically implemented. Missing stuff:
* v3 keys are not supported. I am not sure whether it makes sense to
add the code for these legacy keys. You may import them to
* Keys may only be exported in a protected form. A passphrase must be
given for each key.
* Passphrases are not yet cached between subkeys.
* Stats are not correct
* Smartcard stubs are not well tested.
We need to do more tests but real adventurers may want to try the new
system (SVN trunk). Use TEST KEYS ! The file agent/keyformat.txt has a
short description of the secret key exchange format used between gpg and
gpg-agent. We also use an additional key wrapping layer with the
agent's export and import commands; it adds no security at the moment,
Die Gedanken sind frei. Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.
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