Exporting & Importing Public Keys

Werner Koch wk@isil.d.shuttle.de
Tue, 29 Jun 1999 21:56:26 +0200

Kevin Turner <Kevin.Turner@oberlin.edu> writes:

> I was used to having two trust parameters -- "do you trust this key
> belongs to the name on it?" and "do you trust this key to sign others?"
The difference here is that GnuPG does not calculate the validity of a key as soon as it is imported, but at the time the key is used. You have both questions. The --edit menu should normally not be needed as GnuPG will ask for it when there is not valid. You are right, we need to clarify this better. -- Werner Koch at guug.de www.openIT.de keyid 621CC013