RFC on issue 2701, default expiration time for new keys

Peter Lebbing peter at digitalbrains.com
Fri Dec 9 15:17:54 CET 2016

On 09/12/16 14:55, Justus Winter wrote:
>[...] 5) adds subkeys to an
> existing key.  Both allow one to specify an expiration time (optional,
> or '-' to explicitly select the default, or the key words 'never' and
> 'none').  By default the keys generated using this way do not expire.
> I'd like to change that as well.

What's the purpose of putting an expiry date on the subkeys? I thought
this was mainly to deal with losing access to the private key material.
Isn't that only relevant for the primary key?



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