Ignoring expiration dates

Florian Weimer fweimer at bfk.de
Wed Jan 2 13:53:24 CET 2008

* Werner Koch:

> On Wed,  2 Jan 2008 09:55, fweimer at bfk.de said:
>> Is it possible to ignore the key expiration date during encryption?
> Not with gpg.  With gpgsm you may try --debug-ignore-expiration.

Oh well, this is a bit counterintuitive because the expiration time is
a hard fact in X.509, and rather fuzzy in OpenPG.

Would you accept a patch, even if it's a kludge?  (Expiration doesn't
seem to be signalled separately, so we'd have to change the code that
generates the expiration flag, and not the code that uses it.)

Florian Weimer                <fweimer at bfk.de>
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