Signing a Key

David Shaw dshaw at
Fri Feb 4 19:39:05 CET 2005

On Fri, Feb 04, 2005 at 07:31:43PM +0100, markus reichelt wrote:
> Atom Smasher <atom at> wrote:
> > this used to default to yes. now you have to specify it explicitly. also 
> > check out "--default-cert-level". i have both in my config.
> newbies will stumble upon this... just curious, any idea why this was
> changed? i really don't see why it was necessary.

Some people decided that since a level 1 "I didn't check at all"
signature type was available, that it was a Real Good Idea to sign
every single key they saw.

Also, it's one more thing to have to explain to newbies.  If they
don't see the question, they don't have to ask.


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