Detection of sign-only vs. sign-and-encrypt keys
stoyan at adiumdesign.com
Wed Jun 23 08:49:34 CEST 2004
As far as I can remember in man pages there's no such thinkg like
encrypting RSA keys. And generating of keys of that type is "certain
(http://annys.eines.info/cgi-bin/man/man2html?1+gpg). So in general it
is not needed to distinguish RSA keytypes.
Atom 'Smasher' wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Jun 2004, Stoyan Dimitrov wrote:
>>> when you type:
>>> gpg --list-keys
>>> look in the input after the type of the key (pub|sup) is the length of
>>> the key folowed by a single letter (for example '1024g') this letter
>>> tells you what is the what kind exactly is the key.
>>> read this: http://www.gnupg.org/gph/en/manual.html#AEN244
> that alone won't distinguish a sign-only RSA key, an encrypt-only RSA
> key or a sign+encrypt RSA key.... in all cases the key type is "R".
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