Problem with key showing up as expired...
Sun Aug 24 02:33:02 2003
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On Sat, Aug 23, 2003 at 04:17:23PM -0800, David J. Weller-Fahy wrote:
> * David Shaw <email@example.com> [2003-08-23 15:06]:
> > On Sat, Aug 23, 2003 at 08:47:21AM -0800, David J. Weller-Fahy wrote:
> > > Understood. Is it normal for the primary key to have expired, but the
> > > sub key to still be valid?
> > It depends on how the key was set up by the key owner. It's certainly
> > not unusual.
> Ok... Just seemed a bit odd, because at first (and second) impressions
> it seemed that the key was expired, yet he was using it to sign mail.
It is expired. Sort of. You can't have an unexpired subkey with an
expired primary key. The primary key always takes precedence and
forces the subkey to be expired.
If the signer is still using this key regularly, it is possible that
he at some point extended the expiration date of his primary key, and
you didn't get a copy of that extension. I suggest asking the key
owner for a copy of his key.
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