Import of trustpaths

C. Hackenschmidt
Mon Jun 30 16:00:04 2003

David S. wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 30, 2003 at 11:42:07AM +0200, C. Hackenschmidt wrote:
> > > Did you run 'gpg --update-trustdb' after you signed the
> > > RootCA key? GnuPG does this automatically by default, but 
> > > some people have the automatic update turned off.
> > > 
> > 
> > And if I do that I still have to go through all the keys manually.
> > 
> > Actually what I want is all this done by just signing the 
> Root CA key 
> > and nothing else.
> You can't do that.  It's just not how the web of trust works.

Well, I'm pretty new to all this but if I import the ChainNAI7.asc I
sended with my first mail into a PGP-Client and sign the RootCA as
Metaitnroducer all the other keys become valid. Nothing more has to be

> Once you sign the Root CA key, the Root CA key becomes valid. 
> However, it doesn't make any difference to any key underneath 
> the Root CA because you must set ownertrust on the Root CA 
> key so that the validity of the signed key can be calculated.
> This applies to GnuPG, PGP, and anything else.

Does this mean once I not only signed but trusted the key it should
I did that but nope....