suggestions surrounding key generating

Frank Tobin
Wed, 8 Nov 2000 17:31:55 -0600 (CST)

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Werner Koch, at 15:09 +0100 on Wed, 8 Nov 2000, wrote:

> > 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).
> You can always change the expiration time --edit and then expire.
They key question one has to ask oneself is "what would be best for new users", for that is what "defaults" are good for. The idea is to help the user make a good decision, without the user needing to research everything beforehand. And, in my opinion, having an expiration, is, in most cases, a "good thing". - -- Frank Tobin -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.4 (FreeBSD) Comment: pgpenvelope 2.9.0 - iEYEARECAAYFAjoJ4m0ACgkQVv/RCiYMT6MjQACdHnQXu0A/A09DlGNXEJWDd8i1 9p8An1jY/HXc1JVpIgntSAzVrdmVfLXg =wYLT -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- Archive is at - Unsubscribe by sending mail with a subject of "unsubscribe" to