What kind of key do I have?

David Shaw dshaw@jabberwocky.com
Tue Jan 14 22:47:02 2003

On Tue, Jan 14, 2003 at 06:24:31PM +0100, Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder wrote:

> I think for all purposes the pgpca at c't (heise) it's not really about
> RSA vs. PGP but it's about pgp2 compatibility or not. So they really
> should correct that form to 'v3 key vs. v4 key', but how is a user going
> to tell the difference then???

True.  In fact, some programmers have made the same mistake and used
"is it an RSA key" when they should have asked "is it a v3 key".
That's why v4 RSA keys have mangled keyids on the pksd keyserver, and
why you can't search for v4 RSA keys by subkey ID on the LDAP


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