suggestions surrounding key generating

Frank Tobin
Wed, 8 Nov 2000 06:28:33 -0600 (CST)

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In GnuPG 1.0.4, during key generation, the question concerning key
expiration defaults to no expiration.  I think most users would be better
served by having the default option be some expiration, possibly 1 year.  
Generally, new users will make fatal mistakes when generating/using their
first keys, and having a reasonably short expiration could minimize the
possibiliy of the the bad effects of these keys being "forever" (e.g.,
without expiration).

Also, after key generation is completed, it might be useful for GnuPG to
display a link to some documention concerning what one should do with
newly-created keys.  This documentation could provide such information
such as how to create backups of the secret keys, how to create backup
revocation certs, and other useful information.  I feel that many new
users create new keys without much knowledge of what they are doing, or
what steps they should take after creating the key; providing a reference
to such documentation would help them a lot.

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Frank Tobin
Version: GnuPG v1.0.4 (FreeBSD)
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