Public Keys, key-IDs and User-IDs -- more info
Sat, 12 Aug 2000 07:02:14 +1000
On Fri, 11 Aug 2000, Sam Roberts wrote:
> Quoting Felix Karpfen <email@example.com>, who wrote:
> > The public key in question is D3498839. While a search query
> > readily lists the key, the download fails.
> $ gpg -v --recv-key d3498839
> gpg: key D3498839: skipped user ID 'Jan "Yenya" Kasprzak <firstname.lastname@example.org>'
> Download appears to work, doesn't look like it belongs to a Felix
> Karpfen, though.
> What algorithm did you use to generate the key? What does
> $ gpg --list-key d3498839
My thanks to both Anthony Davies and Sam Roberts for their replies.
The obtained downloaded key is correct. I had tried the routine on a
Public key that was of interest but not my own.
It looks as though there are significant gaps in my current
understanding that I would welcome to have explained to me.
My attempt to download the key - which failed - read:
$gpg --recv-keys 0xD3498839
I also attempted to copy the key from the web-page to a file and then
import the file. It also failed.
It probably all relates to the fact that the key is an RSA key -
something I still need to learn about.
Meanwhile, many thanks for the prompt reply
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