generating a v4 rsa sign and encrypt keypair // no subkey generated ?

vedaal at vedaal at
Wed Oct 20 15:38:21 CEST 2004

in 1.3.x, (in expert mode),
when generating an rsa v4 key, and choosing the selection:
'sign and encrypt' ,

gnupg creates an rsa v4 keypair that is sign and encrypt,
but does not have any subkeys
(similar to v3 keys)

i happen to like it, only in that it avoids confusion for some people
trying to reply to a key id in a signed message, and finding that the
key encrypted to is a different keyid,

was this the intention behind this key type,
or is there another reason that this is useful?


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