revoked key - was: Re: key-signing for pseudonyms

Atom 'Smasher' atom-gpg at
Mon May 17 15:40:31 CEST 2004

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(note the new subject.)

On Mon, 17 May 2004, Jerry Windrel wrote:

> Have you considered starting over with a brand new key that is not connected
> to a revoked key?

yes, but doing it this way means that my old and new key remain compatible
with each other... i can sign something with the new key, and it still
verifies with my old key: someone can encrypt to my old key, and i can
decrypt with my new key. this also means that anyone who "trusts" the old
key should "trust" the new key, since it incorporates the old key.

if someone doesn't know that the old key is revoked, everything still
works fine. if they notice the revocation, they might also notice the
revocation comment that directs people to the new key.


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 762A 3B98 A3C3 96C9 C6B7 582A B88D 52E4 D9F5 7808

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