Why isn't this old and very trusted PGP key accepted by GPG?
Freedom_Lover at pobox.com
Tue Oct 14 01:04:44 CEST 2003
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Baby Peanut wrote:
> $ gpg --recv-keys 40BD3D55
> worked but I still get
> $ gpg --import Victor_A_Abell.pgp
> gpg: WARNING: using insecure memory!
> gpg: please see http://www.gnupg.org/faq.html for more information
> gpg: key 40BD3D55: no valid user IDs
> gpg: this may be caused by a missing self-signature
> gpg: Total number processed: 1
> gpg: w/o user IDs: 1
> I am such at PGP & GPG dilettant that I don't really know what to do
> next about this.
Check the allow-non-selfsigned-uid option. The gpg man page says
Allow the import and use of keys with user IDs which are not
self-signed. This is not recommended, as a non self-signed
user ID is trivial to forge. --no-allow-non-selfsigned-uid
Todd OpenPGP -> KeyID: 0xD654075A | URL: www.pobox.com/~tmz/pgp
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a
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