Expiry and subkeys
Sun Jun 15 14:31:02 2003
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Ben Finney wrote:
| On 12-Jun-2003, Ben Finney wrote:
|>On 11-Jun-2003, Werner Koch wrote:
|>>Didn't you delete the secret subkey?
|>How can I get the information you're asking?
| $ gpg --list-public-keys bignose |grep -v uid
| pub 1024D/BD41714B 2000-01-19 Ben Finney <email@example.com>
| sub 2048g/05508D5C 2003-01-19 [expires: 2006-01-18]
| sub 4096g/3D0FDD17 2000-01-19 [expires: 2003-01-18]
| $ gpg --list-secret-keys bignose |grep -v uid
| gpg: no secret subkey for public subkey 3D0FDD17 - ignoring
| sec 1024D/BD41714B 2000-01-19 Ben Finney <firstname.lastname@example.org>
| ssb 2048g/05508D5C 2003-01-19
| So it seems the key *is* deleted. (Which would also explain not being
| able to decrypt old messages.)
| I guess I'm SOL, yes?
Yes, unless you can find an older key ring that still has that key in
it. PGP does a lot of key ring backuping. Maybe GnuPG does as well!?
Carl L. Gilbert
Free Java interface to Freechess.org
"Then said I, Wisdom [is] better than strength: nevertheless the poor
man's wisdom [is] despised, and his words are not heard." Ecclesiastes 9:16
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