digital signature primary key and encryption subkey

M.B.Jr. marcio.barbado at
Wed Nov 18 14:49:07 CET 2009

Hi David,

On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 1:21 AM, David Shaw <dshaw at> wrote:
> On Nov 17, 2009, at 10:00 PM, M.B.Jr. wrote:
>> both my public and private keys will be built upon my DSA primary key
>> and my Elgamal encryption subkey?
> I'm afraid I don't really understand what you are asking.  Your primary key
> (DSA) has a public and private part, and uses the DSA algorithm.  Your
> subkey (Elgamal) has a public and private part, and uses the Elgamal
> algorithm.  Your subkey is signed by your primary key to indicate that they
> belong together.

Your answer certainly covered more than I expected. Thank you.

So, public parts (from my primary key and my subkey) formed my public
key and the same goes to the private parts and my private key. Is that

Marcio Barbado, Jr.

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