suggestions surrounding key generating

Frank Tobin
Wed, 8 Nov 2000 17:27:32 -0600 (CST)

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Graham, at 13:11 -0000 on Wed, 8 Nov 2000, wrote:

> My experience with PGP in Windows leads me to believe that its better
> to have keyservers have a key on them, even if revoked. If it is
> revoked, people will know that the key is not to be used, and this is
> better than them having no record of a key. It is better that those
> keys have no date of expiry, therefore. At present there are no
> keyserver facilities in GnuPG for Windows, so the issue does not arise
> (keys are sent to keyservers via PGP).
Sure, they should have keys, even if revoked. Your jump to "therefore, it is better that those keys have no date of expiry" does not follow, however.
> And what happens if somebody totally new to PGP/GnuPG generates a key
> with a date limit, encrypts a message/document with that key, then
> cannot decrypt it because of the date limit?
Expiration does not prevent anyone from doing anything. It is merely advisory. - -- Frank Tobin -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.4 (FreeBSD) Comment: pgpenvelope 2.9.0 - iEYEARECAAYFAjoJ4WUACgkQVv/RCiYMT6MhKQCfQ4YOy/gE/2ZRcR+l7yUSb2CE 9dsAni9dk6FRehxU+Krwdt2Abo8kBU8L =9GNM -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- Archive is at - Unsubscribe by sending mail with a subject of "unsubscribe" to