[Q] "sign" vs "sign-locally"
Sat May 31 08:50:02 2003
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Am Donnerstag, 29. Mai 2003 01:00 schrieb Daniel Carrera:
> Hi all,
> I just realized that there are two ways of signing a key. You can "sign"
> it, or sign it it "locally". What's the difference?
local signs arn=B4t send to key-servers. They stay only in your key-ring.=20
> If I understand correctly, your signing a key means that you are
> confident that the key belongs to the person you think it does. So, for
> instance, I could meet the person face-to-face and get his or her key ID
> for verification.
> I've looked at the man page. I think that "sign" is what I just described
> in the above paragraph. But I'm not sure I understand how "sign-locally"
> is different.
> Also, why would I ever want to sign a key "non-revocably"?
I don=B4t know. Maybe never.
> Thanks for the help.
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