[cleek@cleekhouse.com: gpg and subkeys]

David Shaw dshaw@jabberwocky.com
Mon Jul 28 03:04:02 2003

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On Sun, Jul 27, 2003 at 05:18:51PM -0400, Brian Minton wrote:
> I don't really know enough about subkeys, what do you think?


> I've been playing around a bit with subkeys.  All the documentation I
> can find indicatest that gpg will first use a subkey to sign if possible
> rather than the master key.  This would be indicated with an error
> message along the lines of "using secondary key <keyid> instead of
> primary key <keyid>".  However, when I generate an additional subkey and
> then sign a document, I don't get that error message, and in fact gpg
> indicates that it's using the primary key to sign. =20
> Do you have any experience with this?  I'm running gpg 1.0.6

I'll throw out a possibly silly question: the new subkey that was
generated is a signing key, right?


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