Rare condition incompatibility of public key
dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Mon Dec 1 23:01:47 CET 2008
On Mon, Dec 01, 2008 at 09:05:24PM +0100, Myckel Habets wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> Thank you for all the replies, I'll point my friend to the archives of
> this list in the hope that he starts upgrading (but that is up to him).
> I had one more quick question, more technical I guess.
> The screenshot he showed (the one where my key validated bad) showed
> still the old expiration date. Is this somewhere stored in the key
> itself? (it kept showing up even after he removed my public key and
> re-fetched it from the key I send him.)
It is stored on the key (in one of the self-signatures of the key, to
be precise). The problem is that pgp 6.5.8 doesn't handle expiration
properly, so it is not understanding that your key (having two
expiration dates, the original one and the new one) was un-expired.
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