suggestions surrounding key generating
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 http://www.uiuc.edu/~ftobin/
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