Thu, 20 Jul 2000 12:40:12 -0400 (EDT)
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On Fri, 21 Jul 2000, Patrick Dung wrote:
> Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 00:30:54 +0800
> From: Patrick Dung <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Delete secring.gpg?
> Resent-Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 18:31:19 +0200
> Resent-From: email@example.com
> After generating the key, I have these 2 files:
> pubring.gpg, secring.gpg
> secring.gpg should be kept sercet, I've backed up it. Should I delete
Not if you want to sign or decrypt anything..
That's where your secret key is. It's stored encrypted with
your passphrase... It's safe to leave it there..
When you decrypt something or you sign something, you need to
access that secret key, so deleting it may not be a good idea
unless you feel like inserting the floppy or whatever whenever
you need it..
"The Funk, the whole Funk, and nothing but the Funk."
Billy Donahue <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
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