public key different between keyserver and exported file

David Shaw dshaw at
Thu Jun 12 03:06:54 CEST 2008

On Jun 11, 2008, at 3:38 PM, Rick Valenzuela wrote:
> I just created a new primary key and subkeys, and uploaded them to
> keyservers. Then I exported my public key in ascii-armor, and copied
> that file to my website. I noticed that the very last few characters
> were different from what the keyservers had. Each version begins the
> same, but somewhere they end up different. Did I mess something up?
> Should I be worried about this?

Nothing to worry about.  OpenPGP packets can be written in multiple  
different ways, even though they come out to the same thing in actual  
usage.  You're just seeing a "re-formatting" of your key.


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