RSA subkeys

David david69 at
Thu Feb 3 10:42:52 CET 2005


I'm using gpg 1.2.1 on RH9. 
I consider generating RSA key as described:

master 2048 RSA key sign only, used for signing sub-keys, doesn't expire
                 |- 2048 RSA sign sub-key, for signing docs, expires
                 |- 4096 RSA encryption sub-key, expires

1. I plan to generate a new sub-key shortly before the previous one
   expires. Will my recipients consider the new sub-key as valid since
   it is signed by the master key?

2. Are there any compatibility issues I should consider?


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