Newbie question regarding trust

Robin Szemeti
Tue Mar 20 01:54:00 2001

On Mon, 19 Mar 2001, Georg Wilckens wrote:

> On Mon, Mar, 19, 2001 at 19:16:36 +0000, Robin Szemeti wrote:
> Hello Robin.
> > with gpg --import <keyfile> is not trusted because I haven't signed it ..
> ...
> > or can I sign the key with gpg on another machine and do it that way? ..
> > or am I missing somehting obvious ??
> Well... could it be that the key is lacking a self-signature?
probably .. these are incoming uses keys, mainly PGP 6.5.X ..
> Normally
> you sign your own key, so the user-information is safe. gpg should not
> complain about importing public keys otherwise... Also you might want
> to look at the --always-trust option or you could edit the key
> preferences (gpg --edit-key id) to assign a trust level.
ahh .. but that would involve signing the key on the server wouldn't it ?? or can you assign a trust level to the key without signing it? -- Robin Szemeti The box said "requires windows 95 or better" So I installed Linux!