[Q] key vs subkey.
Sun May 11 21:30:02 2003
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On Sunday 11 May 2003 6:42 pm, Daniel Carrera wrote:
> Hello all,
> Thanks for all the help. I'm learning this stuff pretty quickly. The
> resources have been very useful.
I still can't find your key though. Have you sent it to a keyserver?
> 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)
> Key fingerprint = 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?
The fingerprint is a summary of the key that is used to verify that the key I
eventually download from a keyserver is the same key as you are using. Each
key has a unique fingerprint. The KeyID is used to identify the key - like a
name, smaller and more memorable than an entire fingerprint.
> - Does only the signing key have a fingerprint?
Pass. Someone else here will undoubtedly know that.
> - Which KeyID do I use to generate my public key?
Do you mean export? You have already generated the public key. To export the
key, use 0FEBCEC3. (same whether you are exporting to a file or to a
> I figure it must be the ElGamal one.
You already said the ElGamal is for encryption.
> Thanks for the help,
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