cant encrypt to Werner Koch's public key!
Michael H. Warfield
Thu Feb 8 18:33:01 2001
On Thu, Feb 08, 2001 at 06:40:11PM +0200, Giorgos Pallas wrote:
> Hello all!
> I must be missing something...
> I have downloaded Werner Kochs public key
> (http://www.gnupg.org/gnupg-sigkey.html), i have imported it successfully. I
SigKey - Do you think it might be because it's a signature only key?
> want to send an encrypted file to him (foo.txt).
> I give :
> gpg -r email@example.com -e foo.txt
> and i get :
> gpg: No key for user ID
> gpg: firstname.lastname@example.org: skipped: public key not found
> gpg: opsys.cc: encryption failed: public key not found
> I give
> gpg -r 57548DCD -e foo.txt
> where 5754... is the ID of Werner and i get :
> gpg: 57548DCD: skipped: unusable pubkey algorithm
> gpg: opsys.cc: encryption failed: unusable pubkey algorithm
> I have gpg 1.0.4
> What am i doing wrong?
> Do i need to first sign werners public key before encrypting to it?
I simply see no indication that it's intended for encryption.
Seems to be a sign-only key.
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