Importance of time in pgp algorithms
dissectingtable at comcast.net
Tue Jan 27 14:58:34 CET 2004
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Nicholas Paul Johnson wrote:
| I've two questions.
| 1.) I have a laptop that does not keep good time. Will the clock skew
| affect GPG adversely while encrypting or decrypting emails?
| 2.) I also use a desktop. Is it secure for me to simply duplicate my
| ~/.gnupg directories on each machine (assuming that I copy the files in a
| secure way), or should I create a different key-pair for the desktop
You should very rarely generate a new keypair. As for the security of
your keyrings, that pretty much depends on the security of your
passphrase; we have to be able to move keyrings from machine to machine
otherwise we're only identifying machines, not ourselves.
When I first got into PGP I went hog wild and created keypairs for every
email address. I came to regret it.
Chris Fox, Linux User #341856
"Many who can accept the premises of quantum mechanics when it comes to
photons and polarization suffer a philosophical loss of nerve at the
suggestion that it could actually be a description of nature."
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