[Q] key vs subkey.
Sun May 11 19:41:02 2003
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Thanks for all the help. I'm learning this stuff pretty quickly. The=20
resources have been very useful.
I'm currently figuring out subkeys. This is what I know so far:
- I have a unique DSA key for signing.
- I can have multiple ElGamal keys for encription. These are the
- The command below tells me that my 1024-bit DSA key has a KeyID
0FEBCEC3, and that of my 2048-bit ElGamal key is 0D1C25EC.
dcarrera ~ $ gpg --fingerprint daniel
pub 1024D/0FEBCEC3 2003-05-10 Daniel Carrera (PhD Student, Math)=20
Key fingerprint =3D C678 4F28 6418 6A62 F186 98FC 9E04 B9A0 0FEB CEC3
sub 2048g/0D1C25EC 2003-05-10 [expires: 2005-05-09]
So far so good? Now my questions:
- What's the difference between the fingerprint and the KeyID?
- Does only the signing key have a fingerprint?
- Which KeyID do I use to generate my public key?
I figure it must be the ElGamal one.
Thanks for the help,
Daniel Carrera | OpenPGP fingerprint: | DSA KeyID:
Graduate TA Math Dept. | C678 4F28 6418 6A62 F186 | 0x0FEBCEC3
UMD (301) 405-5137 | 98FC 9E04 B9A0 0FEB CEC3 |=20
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