A question about verifying keys

James Davis jamesd at jml.net
Fri Dec 19 13:20:00 CET 2008

Werner Koch wrote:

> Thus in the latter case there is no way to check whether the key belongs
> to a certain user ID.  Of course if you sign a file with a content like:
>   pub   2048D/1E42B367 2007-12-31 [expires: 2018-12-31]
>         Key fingerprint = 8061 5870 F5BA D690 3336  86D0 F2AD 85AC 1E42 B367
>   uid                  Werner Koch <wk at gnupg.org>
> both methods are equivalent.  However, this manual verification process
> is more error prone than having gpg do that for you.

Thank you. That clears things up for me. :-)


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