Revoking Old Keys... my problem

markus kampkötter markus_kampkoetter at
Fri Apr 30 13:19:12 CEST 2004

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> On Friday 30 April 2004 11.29, Bill Turner wrote:
> > I have attached my own 'new' key to this email.  The reason that the
> > old key is a problem for me is that the laptop I had it stored on,
> > and everything else, was stolen from me.  I do not remember my
> > passphrase after almost two years.  I am just not sure how to go
> > about 'properly' revoking it.
> >
> You'll not like that: the proper procedure is
>  - never lose your key or forget your passphrase
>  - never use a key when you don't have a revocation certificate prepared
> for such emergencies.

(snipped good advice ;)

you may as well add to the comment line of your new key that your old
key (quote keyID of lost key) is not valid anymore.


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