problems with sub keys (fwd)

Brian Minton
Mon, 8 Jan 2001 10:59:22 -0600

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On Fri, Jan 05, 2001 at 11:46:07AM +0100, Piotr Kasztelowicz wrote:

> Hello
> I have installed just gnupg on Solaris. For the cooperating
> with pine I'm using pgp4pine software
> Here is one problem with sub keys. If I were encrypt or
> encrypt and signs with recipients pgp pgp4pine has problems
> to choose key because the are present pub as well as sub.
if you use the pub key, pgp/gnupg will know automatically which key to use.
> My question. Is sub necessary, or I can ti remove and
> use only pub of recipiens (witout secondary key)
The public key is usually used for signing, and the sub key is usually for encryption. I may have those switched, check the docs. You usually will want to keep both of them.
> After key-gen command I have created sub too. Does it make
> like my problems, while the peoples need to sign e-mail
> with my public key? Can I remove my own sub and left
> only primary public key (pub) or I should left both
> pub and sub?
you should definitely keep both of your keys. - -- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ /finger _ _ my favorite OS! / for PGP public key. | | <_>._ _ _ _ __ /What are you waiting for, | |_ | || ' || | |\ \/ / try Jesus today!!! |___||_||_|_|`___|/\_\ "Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased" --Daniel 12:4 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.2 (FreeBSD) Comment: For info see iD8DBQE6WfHdp0PPDCS0QgIRAi80AKCLngPR1JyfY8kbcUoyd79/+24QKgCeLueo 6qbV+ajFaDAb+pclxvUWQjg= =jJrF -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- Archive is at - Unsubscribe by sending mail with a subject of "unsubscribe" to