different keys for different machine?

Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder avbidder@fortytwo.ch
Tue Jan 28 22:41:01 2003

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On Die, 2003-01-28 at 17:16, Aaron P. Martinez wrote:
> I was generating a key the other day and then on a different machine, i
> wanted to do it again..well, then i realized that i was going to have
> the same name associated with different keys.  I have about 4 machines
> that i will need to do this on.  Should i simply move my key pair to all
> of my machines or make new one's on each machine?

Some good comments already. Additionally:

if you have multiple keys, everybody will have to sign all four keys

I think the memory stick (or, for low-tech, floppy) approach is the best
one if you don't trust your computers enough to just leave the secret
key on it.

If you're prepared to deal with some difficulties regarding keyservers,
you could use multiple subkeys. Be sure to read all of
http://fortytwo.ch/gpg/subkeys - the issues are not theoretical 'it
might happen' issues but real problems. But personally, I feel I can
live with it.

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