explain nrsign & lsign?

John Clizbe JPClizbe at tx.rr.com
Sun Jan 28 18:27:40 CET 2007

snowcrash+gnupg-users wrote:
> hi,
> i've a 'master', high-strength signing key, "A".
> i'm using it to tsign another key, "B".
> i note i can also nrsign(non-revocable)/lsign(non-exportable) "B" with "A".
> can someone please clearly explain the consequences of doing so?
> e.g., if i lsign "B" with "A", *which* key, then is made
> non-exportable?  "A" or "B"?

Neither. The *key* is still exportable. it is the signature that is local and
not exported. You use a local signature when you wish to sign a UID for your own
use but do not wish others to depend on your signature.

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