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

Jerry Windrel jerry.windrel at
Mon May 17 16:14:20 CEST 2004

If you don't mind saying, why did you revoke it?

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

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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
> > 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.
> ...atom

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