Signatures and pub-key qustions...
Leigh S. Jones
Sat May 11 21:15:02 2002
Old UID's on the server will be merged with new UID's for the same
You don't remove old keys from the server. If you have the secret key
you can generate a revocation certificate and upload it to the server.
old key remains on the server, but revoked. When someone who has your
key on their keyring updates your key from the server, then the
showes up in their keyring. Without the old/revoked key on the
they wouldn't find out you've revoked your key -- unless you told them
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From: "Marian Stepka" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, May 11, 2002 9:40 AM
Subject: Signatures and pub-key qustions...
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> I started to use GnuPG more seriously when I migrated to KMail from
> Communicator. I have some questions. Far ago I created key pair for
> e-mail address which is not valid any more. I also submit that key
> key server. I lost key pairs for that address. Of coarse I can
> public key, but secret one is does not exist any more. Is there way
> obsolete public key from servers or will it stay there forever?
> Another quesion will be similar to previous one. I created key pair
> extra UID for that key pair and submitted public key to servers.
> removed UID and exports key again, but UID stay on servers. Is there
> submit key again without extra UID?
> My last question is about signing. I don't sign keys of persons
> personally don't know. But if my public key is signed with someone
do I need
> import it to my keyring again and then submit it to public servers
> can read signature? Probably stupid question, but I didn't find any
> text which discuss this topic in enough depth.
> Thanks a lot. Marian
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