My key expired, do I need to revoke

Florian Weimer Weimer@CERT.Uni-Stuttgart.DE
Sun Aug 4 12:52:02 2002

David Shaw <> writes:

> On Sat, Aug 03, 2002 at 12:11:48PM +0100, Sean Rima wrote:
>> My GPG key expired during July (I was on holiday then hospital). I am
>> going to generate a new secret pair but was wondering if I should send
>> an revoke to the pgp key servers.
> The OpenPGP standard allows you to extend the expiration date of your
> key.

The format allows it, but implementations may enforce strict
expiration.  Behavior of implementations is mostly outside the scope
of RFC 2440(bis).


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