unknown signature type (solved)

Werner Koch wk@gnupg.org
Thu, 29 Jul 1999 11:29:24 +0200

Holger Schurig <holger@holger.om.org> writes:

> sig [unexpected signature class 0x1f]

> Now what is signature class $1f ?
It declares a revocation key. That is a key which may be used alternatively to revoke the key:
:public key packet:
version 4, algo 17, created 860451781, expires 0 pkey[0]: [1024 bits] pkey[1]: [160 bits] pkey[2]: [1023 bits] pkey[3]: [1023 bits]
:signature packet: algo 17, keyid 63CB691DFAEBD5FC
version 4, created 900530176, md5len 0, sigclass 1f digest algo 2, begin of digest 44 b3 hashed subpkt 2 len 5 (sig created 1998-07-15) hashed subpkt 7 len 2 (revocable) hashed subpkt 12 len 23 (revocation key: c=80 a=17 f=3FC732041D23E9EA66DDB5009C9DBC21DF74DC61) subpkt 16 len 9 (issuer key ID 63CB691DFAEBD5FC) data: [160 bits] data: [160 bits]
:user id packet: "Philip R. Zimmermann <prz@pgp.com>"
So here, the DSA key identified with the fingerprint 3FC732041D23E9EA66DDB5009C9DBC21DF74DC6 may revoke Phil's key. May be this key is not published yet; which makes sense. GnuPG can't handle this yet. -- Werner Koch at guug.de www.gnupg.org keyid 621CC013