validating other keys on your public keyring

Tuyen DINH tuyen.dinh@risc.fr
Thu Oct 24 07:49:05 2002


Hi,

According to "The GNU Privacy Handbook" :
 a correspondent's key is validated by personally checking his key's
fingerprint   (http://www.gnupg.org/gph/en/manual.html#AEN335)

 * is it equivalent or less secure to personally check the person's
   keyid ?

 * and why do most of people send their fingerprint in their message,
   since the fingerprint is the thing you want to check personally ?