key fingerprints - a practice question

Ben Finney
Sun Jul 27 01:30:02 2003

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On 26-Jul-2003, Neil Williams wrote:
> > Or is it a better practice to simply sign messages [instead of
> > including the key fingerprint]?
> I'd say definitely, yes. Your signature identifies your public key and
> I can retrieve it from a keyserver automatically from that. I don't
> need your fingerprint to import your key or to validate your
> signature.

Well, I'm convinced.  As of now, my signature omits my key fingerprint.
(Now I just need to find more crap to fill it with :-)

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