What are fingerprints?

J. Michael Ashley jashley@acm.org
Sat, 11 Dec 1999 15:16:05 -0500 (EST)

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On 30 Nov 1999, Jonas Steverud wrote:

> What is the use of fingerprints? I couldn't find anything in the
> documentation.
See Chapter 1, subsection 'Importing a public key' in the GNU Privacy Handbook. A discussion of hash functions and what kinds of hash functions are useful for cryptography is in Chapter 2, section 'Digital signatures'. Mike -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.0 (GNU/Linux) Comment: For info see http://www.gnupg.org iEYEARECAAYFAjhSsQgACgkQBwMqlokEyOIvWwCggzOiMjCgowVrgmdAhKvnfs+N 0g4An2zmK3mxXPib+PJ3Ks51cquD0aLZ =qQMC -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----