Thoughts on having one key on two different computers

Huels, Ralf KSV
Wed Mar 14 19:20:07 2001

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> I have an IMAP account in which I sometimes use Mutt on my own computer
> I sometimes use Mutt on another computer at the place where I work. Just
> curious, I have the same account name on both computers and the same email
> addrss. Is there a way for me to transport my private key to the second
> computer (for when I am using that computer)? Is that possible?
Sure. Use --export-secret-keys or transfer your secring.gpg. Dont do the transfer via mail or the net. Use a disk (e.g. your backup copy of the secring [you _do_ have a backup copy in a _safe_ place, don't you?]. Be very careful about what you do with that disk after the transfer.
> Would it be advised that I not do that? I would appreciate your thoughts.
Would you leave your credit cards in your office desk drawer overnight? It depends on how much you trust your work environment. I would not put my secret key on this machine. I created a second key for use at work and I put some advisory on that fact in the ID comments. Tschüß, Ralf -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.4-1 (MingW32) Comment: For info see iEYEARECAAYFAjqvJcsACgkQDD9IBTZ3ww5PlgCg4s2ZfiVmJoBbJW+oZAzaguAK YL4Anij0CP/VHjayD1xs6ujGTWTimszy =dyN4 -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- Ralf Hüls Bismarckplatz KSV Kreditschutz-Vereinigung GmbH 44866 Bochum Score-Consult Tel. 02327/9114-28 Fax. 02327/8 40 27