Question regarding user identification withing the keyrring

Erwan David erwan at
Sun Feb 13 16:51:55 CET 2005

Le Sun 13/02/2005, Federico Tello Gentile disait
> Neil Williams wrote:
> >The fingerprint of any OpenPGP key is unique.
> >
> > 
> >
> Thanks, you have clarified this to me. However isn't there a very small 
> chance (of course negligible) that 2 users will generate the same 
> keypair? After all a key is just a computer generated number and each 
> key is independently generated by each user.

There is also a small chance a cosmic ray will change one bit inside
the processor during the calculation. If I remember the probability is
higher for the cosmic ray.


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