Nullify's GnuPG 1.0.7 Release 2

David Shaw
Mon May 6 22:53:01 2002

On Mon, May 06, 2002 at 07:48:37PM +0200, Johan Wevers wrote:

> BTW, wouldn't it be easy to convert a RSA v3 key to a RSA v4 sign/encrypt
> key if someone wants to convert?

Reasonably easy, but the end result would be a v4 key with a different
keyid and fingerprint, so there is little point: it couldn't be used
(without some code munging to get the ids right) to decrypt things
that were encrypted by it's v3 cousin.  You'd also lose any signatures
on that key.

However, v3 RSA keys can be made into subkeys on a v4 key very easily
and they still work just fine.  GnuPG and PGP both support this, but I
wouldn't expect all OpenPGP implementations to permit it.  You still
lose the signatures though.


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