Encryption with an expired key?
Geraint Paul Bevan
Fri Jul 18 11:46:22 2003
Firstly, I am very new to gpg, so apologies if this is a stupid
question. I've read all the documentation I could find, but haven't yet
found an answer.
I have been given a key, which I have been assured works fine with PGP.
However, if I try encrypting a file with it using the command:
'gpg --encrypt -r name file'
the encryption fails with the error message:
gpg: name: skipped: unusable public key
gpg: file: encryption failed: unusable public key
Looking at the key with --edit-key, it shows
pub 1024R/<number> created: 2003-03-12 expires: 2003-03-12 trust: -/e
sub 1024R/<number> created: 2003-03-12 expires: 2006-03-11
Is gpg giving me correct behaviour, or is this a bug? More importantly,
how can I encrypt a message with this key?
Thanks in advance,