I have the public key, but not the private...

Richard Laager rlaager at wiktel.com
Wed Jul 27 07:59:43 CEST 2005

On Wed, 2005-07-27 at 00:43 -0400, Travis C Newman wrote:
> I had reinstalled a while ago, and forgot to backup my gpg files. I have
> retrieved my public key from MIT's keyserver, but I don't have the
> private key, so I can't sign anything. Help?

You're out of luck. If you generated a revocation certification and
still have that, you can revoke the key so people will know not to
encrypt to it any more. Either way, you need to make a new key.

Richard Laager

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