Key Expiration, need verification please
Mon Jul 28 14:43:02 2003
OK, can you explain what exactly the "sub" key is for? I have received
keys from others that do not include the "sub" key, and
encryption/decryption works fine.
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On Fri, Jul 25, 2003 at 04:01:48PM -0500, email@example.com wrote:
> About six months ago I began working with the GNUPG package for PGP
> encryption. When I first created the my key pair, I set an expiration
> for six months. Shortly after creating the key pair I decided to update
> to a non-expiring key. The original six month time frame is almost up,
> I need to know if there going to be any issues using that key pair.
> Below is the output from the `--edit-key` option. I am concerned that
> `sub` record still has the date of 07-28-2003 when it is supposed to be a
> non-expiring key. Can you please explain if that is a valid expiration
> time, or if it is somehow left over from the initial key creation.
The "pub" and "sub" lines refer to two different keys. If you change
the expiration date of one, it only changes that key. If you want to
change both, you need to change both.
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Comment: Key available at http://www.jabberwocky.com/david/keys.asc
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