New results against SHA-1

Werner Koch wk at
Tue May 5 09:24:08 CEST 2009

On Tue,  5 May 2009 00:33, nicholas.cole at said:

> front-ends to specify a key by that number?  This might even be as
> simple as a number generated by pre-pending the number of the key in
> the standard --list-keys output to the fingerprint.

We had something like this many years ago but dropped it later.  I can't
remember the details.  The problem was that updating the keyring could
lead to conflicts and basically we had to use yet another hash of
something.  Thus there is no advantage over the fingerprint.



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