question about expired key
atom at suspicious.org
Wed Sep 1 00:52:34 CEST 2004
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On Tue, 31 Aug 2004, Sohail Mamdani wrote:
> While creating a new key with GNUPG, I choose to have it expire on
> August 19, 5 pm (this was obviously a while ago, well before August
> 19). I even included a comment that states that this key would expire
> on the aforementioned date. I then uploaded the public key to a
> Problem is, it's been well past Aug 19 and I still don't have any
> indication that this key has expired. A search on the MIT public key
> server shows the key itself, but does not indicate that this key has
> Any ideas? I created this key as a test to learn more about GNUPG and
> didn't mean to use it on a regular basis...
> If anyone wants to check it out, the key in question is for the email
> address sohailm at gmail.com.
an expired key doesn't go away, but trying to encrypt to it will result in
an error message:
gpg: NOTE: signature key 0x1EC804F2 expired Thu Aug 19 17:02:13 2004 EDT
gpg: 0x1EC804F2: skipped: unusable public key
gpg: [stdin]: encryption failed: unusable public key
PGP key - http://atom.smasher.org/pgp.txt
762A 3B98 A3C3 96C9 C6B7 582A B88D 52E4 D9F5 7808
"Thoughtcrime was not a thing that could be concealed forever.
You might dodge successfully for a while, even for years, but
sooner or later they were bound to get you."
-- George Orwell, "1984"
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Version: GnuPG v1.3.6 (FreeBSD)
Comment: What is this gibberish?
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