Key revoking

Thomas Bader
Mon, 14 Feb 2000 11:57:02 +0100

On Sun, 13 Feb 2000, Nate Eldredge wrote:


> 1. The manual tells how to generate a revocation certificate
> (--gen-revoke). What is it that gets spit out? It says "PGP PUBLIC
> KEY BLOCK", and the comment says "A revocation certificate should
> follow", which would seem to imply that perhaps this isn't the
> certificate itself.
This _is_ the revocation certificate.
> 1a. Once I have a revocation certificate, how do I use it? Suppose
You only have to send it to the keyserver nearest to you.
> I've lost my secret key and want to revoke it. What should I do with
> the certificate? I tried, for example, submitting the output of
> --gen-revoke to a keyserver, but it rejects it.
Are you trying to send an ascii armored certificate or a binary certificate? Try the option --armor Cheers, Thomas -- Thomas Bader <>, Powered by LINUX 2.2 Infos und Tipps zu Linux, HOWTOs des DLHP <> ==> Einen Unixshellaccount (alles inkl.) gibts unter