encrytp to specific key

David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Tue Dec 23 12:08:38 CET 2003

On Tue, Dec 23, 2003 at 08:53:39AM -0800, Atom 'Smasher' wrote:
> > > if a key contains more than one signing and/or encryption sub-key, is
> > > there a way to indicate that one in particular should be the default
> > > (unless a different sub-key is specified)?
> >
> > No.  Senders are free to pick whatever subkey they like.
> =============================
> if no sub-key is specified, what determines which one is used?

Whatever the sender's program decides to use.  GnuPG uses the most
recent key that is not expired, not revoked, and of an appropriate
type (i.e. it won't try and encrypt to a sign-only key).


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