Encryption with expired key?

Werner Koch wk@gnupg.org
Fri Jul 18 13:26:02 2003

On Fri, 18 Jul 2003 11:06:46 +0100, Geraint Paul Bevan said:

> Thanks for the reply. It is rather unfortunate because the key works
> with PGP and I am not really in a position to insist that the
> recipient alters their key.

If that keys works with PGP it is a bug in PGP.  The owner of the key
decided that the key should expire after 2003-03-12 and thus a
conforming implementation should not allow to override this.

It doesn't matter whether the expiration time of the subkey has not
yet expired.  Please ask the owner to change the epiration time - PGP
should allow for this.

> Could anyone who has some knowledge of the gpg internals please give
> me some indication of what parts of the code I would need to edit to
> override the check for expiry?


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