Can a private key be copied to another machine?

Larry Hanrahan
Fri Aug 16 11:01:02 2002


  I have a question concerning private keys.  I currently have a private
key on my laptop.  Can this same private key be copied to a desktop
machine and retain the ability to decrypt when I receive an encrypted
file or do I need to create a new private key and send the public key to
my various users?

  If this can be done, what is the process of copying the private key?