Detection of sign-only vs. sign-and-encrypt keys
stoyan at adiumdesign.com
Wed Jun 23 09:37:37 CEST 2004
I'm not telling that gpg can not handle RSA keys I'm telling that using
a RSA encrypting keys is deprecated.
Atom 'Smasher' wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Jun 2004, Stoyan Dimitrov wrote:
>>> 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
>>> potentially incompatible"
>>> (http://annys.eines.info/cgi-bin/man/man2html?1+gpg). So in general it
>>> is not needed to distinguish RSA keytypes.
> i'm not sure about the man page, but gpg *does* handle RSA keys in
> sign-only, encrypt-only and sign+encrypt variations.
> in the output from --list-keys, all of them are noted as "R".
> actually... AFAIK, the RSA keys are technically the same for all 3 of
> the different uses; only the flags on the key specify how it is to be
> PGP key - http://atom.smasher.org/pgp.txt
> 762A 3B98 A3C3 96C9 C6B7 582A B88D 52E4 D9F5 7808
> "Never forget that everything Hitler did
> in Germany was legal."
> -- Martin Luther King, Jr
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