suggestions surrounding key generating
Thu, 9 Nov 2000 05:44:56 -0600 (CST)
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Stefan H. Holek, at 11:39 +0100 on Thu, 9 Nov 2000, wrote:
> > You can always change the expiration time --edit and then expire.
> What effect would this have on keys published on the keyservers?
> Would changing expiration on a published key and resubmitting favor
> the shortest or longest expiration date available? Either way, it would
> only be possible to change expiration in one direction.
The expiration is stored in a self-signatures. Signatures are considered
additive by keyservers, so one can have multiple expirations on one key.
How the OpenPGP implementation handles multiple situations is up to the
implementation, if I'm not mistaken. Two reasonable choices could be
made; consider only the shortest expiration, or consider the expiration
that was most recently created.
Frank Tobin http://www.uiuc.edu/~ftobin/
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