Fri Oct 11 16:05:02 2002
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Subkeys are very useful. You kan create a subkey for encryption with a
shorter validity than the primary (signing) key. Thus you can create a new
encryption key shortly before the subkey expires and keep the signatures on
your primary key.
- - If someone ever will be able to attack one of your encryption keys, that
person will only be able to read documents encrypted to you during a
- - People you communicate with can trust your new encryption keys, because
they have already signed your primary key.
At 15:20 2002-10-10 -0700, you wrote:
>This mail was signed (PGP-MIME).
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>| Signature made 10/11/02 00:20:36 using DSA key ID A221559B
>| Can't check signature: public key not found
>`-----------------------------------------------After watching this list for
>a weekor so now, I'm curious about the use
>of subkeys with GnuPG. I don't have any subkeys, or at least I haven't
>explicitly created any. What is to be gained by subkeys on a key ring?
>What is the relationship between subkeys and the "master" key? Any
>insight here would be greatly appreciated.
>Doug Gorley | firstname.lastname@example.org OpenPGP Key ID: 0xA221559B
>Fingerprint: D707 DB92 E64B 69DA B8C7 2F65 C5A9 5415 A221 559B
>Interested in public-key cryptography? http://www.gnupg.org/
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