implications of subkeys?

JanuszA.Urbanowicz JanuszA.Urbanowicz
Fri Mar 1 20:27:01 2002

Len Sassaman wrote/napisa=B3[a]/schrieb:
> This isn't actually needed, however, due to a trick in the PGP trust
> model that isn't too widely known:
> If a key A bearing a given user-id signs a key B with an identicial
> user-id (and the signature is made on that identical user id) then trust
> for key B is calculated as though all the signatures for this shared
> user-id on key A were made on key B. This was introduced around the time
> of PGP 3.0, to prevent an RSA/DSA divide in the web of trust.

I do not want to seem to attack PGP developers et al, but why the hell this
(very important IMO) feature wasn't publicized then?

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