Local ID not unique for subkeys

Florian Weimer Florian.Weimer@rus.uni-stuttgart.de
30 Apr 2000 14:30:26 +0200

"L. Sassaman" <rabbi@quickie.net> writes:

> > Public subkeys share the local key ID with the primary key:
> >
> > pub:u:1024:17:52EF18AB5D9C93EE:2000-01-04::73:-:Dummy user (DO NOT USE THIS KEY!
> > ) <dummy@deneb.cygnus.argh.org>:
> > sub:u:1024:16:A7FD9832B457CC18:2000-01-04::73::
> > sub:u:1024:20:42918E6BE868BBD5:2000-04-29::73::
> >
> > Wouldn't it make more sense if a new ID was assigned? Is there any
> > other way to uniquely identify subkeys?
> Each subkey has its own key id, as you have just demonstrated above.
Sorry, I was talking about the local key ID ("73" in this case). In this example, the key IDs are different. That's usually the case, but it's not guaranteed. OTOH, the local key ID should be unique, but it's not, as you can see from the data above. -- Florian Weimer Florian.Weimer@RUS.Uni-Stuttgart.DE University of Stuttgart http://cert.uni-stuttgart.de/ RUS-CERT +49-711-685-5973/fax +49-711-685-5898 http://ca.uni-stuttgart.de:11371/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0xC06EC3B5