Which Key ID for Business Card?

John Clizbe John at Mozilla-Enigmail.org
Sat Jan 3 14:17:39 CET 2009

Rippit the Ogg Frog wrote:
> Given the following:
> $ gpg --fingerprint rippit at oggfrog.com
> pub   1024D/F7605786 1999-01-11
>    Key fingerprint = 9B9F 2D03 9996 AF83 9A4F  CB26 20E8 0D0B F760 5786
> sub   2048g/1EA551E9 1999-01-11
> Which is the Key ID to print on my business card? F7605786 or 1EA551E9?


Many print the fingerprint instead of the abbreviated short key id

> Or should I generate a new key entirely?

That's your call. You may wish to update preferences to include newer algorithms

> Following is my latest key.
> I just used gpg --edit-key adduid to add the first two UIDs, which seems 
> to have rendered my key untrustworthy.  Once I'm completely happy with 
> my key I'll get some friends to sign it again.

John P. Clizbe                      Inet:John (a) Mozilla-Enigmail.org
You can't spell fiasco without SCO. hkp://keyserver.gingerbear.net  or
     mailto:pgp-public-keys at gingerbear.net?subject=HELP

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A:"An odd melody / island voices on the winds / surplus of vowels"

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