key expiration

CL Gilbert
Fri Aug 1 19:25:02 2003

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Its beginning to look like a keyserver issue.  I dont think some servers
are liking the 'never' option for key expiration.

So either gpg is not sending the date to the servers correctly, or the
servers are not liking the 'never' option.

I exported as .asc file.  the public key export imports perfectly.  The
private key is a different story.

First the private key import has the first 2 ids as revoked.  Second, it
has the first encryption subkey expiring as never(which is wrong.)

Note, those first 2 ids were created long ago when I was still using
pgp.  but i since 'updated' my preferences so that they are the same as
the las 2 IDs.  So I do not konw what is still so special about them
they they are listed as revoked.

is their a way gpg can tell whats in the asc file without importing it?

David Shaw wrote:
| On Fri, Aug 01, 2003 at 10:59:15AM -0400, David Shaw wrote:
|>On Fri, Aug 01, 2003 at 10:43:36AM -0400, CL Gilbert wrote:
|>>I just removed all of my subkeys from this key.  Its still showing the
|>>same expiration date in PGP.  Where could it be getting the date from?
|>>Can the top key expire?
|>>PGP shows it as DH/DSS, size 1024, created 9/14/02, expiring 9/14/03
|>>Where else could the date be stored here?  this is a key pair right? but
|>>without a sub key!?
|>>Just trying to dig deeper.
|>Send me a copy of this shortened key exported from PGP.  I want to
|>make sure that what I am seeing is exactly what you have, so I cannot
|>get it from the keyserver.
| Okay, I looked at it, and your problem seems to be a 1-year key
| expiration date set on the photo ID.
| That said, I don't know why PGP is using that particular expiration
| date since there are later self-sigs that give a 10-year expiration
| date.  My copy of PGP (8.02) shows it correctly as 10 years.
| David

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Thank you,

CL Gilbert
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