PGP's handling of GPG's secret keys
Thu, 9 Nov 2000 09:41:01 +0100
On Wed, 8 Nov 2000, Wesley J Landaker wrote:
> Sure: you're probably just getting a real public key that's being
> regenerated from the secret key. With most (if not all) public key
> algorithms used by PGP/GPG, the public key can be made with minimal
> effort from the secret key (whereas the converse is not true--the
Actually this used to be on my todo list but have not seen any
application for that by now.
Because it is not easy to keep the secret and public key in sync
(think of smartcards or off-line stored secret keys), I probably
remove the secret keyring and replae it by a special file which
contains only the real secret parts of the key.
A swiss army knife style tool for manipulating OpenPGP packets would
of course make sense.
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