Behaviour of sub keys
Fri, 21 Apr 2000 14:42:37 -0700 (PDT)
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On Fri, 21 Apr 2000, Brian Galbraith wrote:
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> Hi Folks
> I have a question regarding the behaviour of sub keys.
> If I have a time limited primary subkey, and generate a new subkey. without
> revoking the old one....what happens?
> Are both keys used..or.is the original used until it expires with the new
> one taking over?
Okay, let me first preface this with: "I have not used subkeys in GnuPG".
But the way it works currently in PGP is this:
If you generate 2 subkeys, and they don't overlap as far as time goes, the
one that is valid for the date specified is used.
If there are two that are valid for that date, the first one is used by
default. I believe that you can specify that the second one be used.
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