problem with forgotten passphrase, no revocation certificate available.
faramir.cl at gmail.com
Tue Jun 3 19:09:52 CEST 2008
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> Well, I made another key, for "playing" with it. Unfortunatelly, I
> didn't make the revocation certificate that day. Now I was going to make
> it and... surprise! wrong passphrase... Well, I was not happy with this,
> but since nobody would be using that key to write messages to me, I
> thought I could just delete it... but on second thought, I searched it
> in a key server... and the key was found.
> So, here is the question: Can that public key cause problems, if I
> associate another key with the same email account?
> The only explanation I can think about is I forgot one of the
> "mutations" of the passphrase, probably 2 characters, but that would
> mean to test about 1000 different combinations, and I won't do that
> manually. Is there any tool to automatise the process? The key is on my
> private keyring, and I don't know how to extract it without knowing the
I have good news (good for me at least): I checked the gpg installed
in my USB flash memory, and I found the private key (or at least, the
private subkeys for that key), and since I had not forgotten that
passphrase, I could revoke the key.
Anyway, I still would like to know the answers for these questions...
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