Paperkey question

David Shaw dshaw at
Sun Feb 8 16:25:54 CET 2009

On Feb 8, 2009, at 5:48 AM, Ian Hill wrote:

> I have a question about paperkey, bearing in mind that this  
> application
> may not always be available can one restore the secret key just using
> the printed paperkey and the public key from keyservers manually.

Yes, you can.  That was one of the design goals in paperkey.  I wanted  
to avoid the need for a program that may not be readily available when  
you need it.  Paperkey automatically prints out instructions on how to  
restore the key.  It's easier, of course, to use paperkey to do the  
work, but in a pinch you can do it by hand.


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