multiple subkeys and key transition
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Thu Dec 9 14:41:10 CET 2010
Am Donnerstag 09 Dezember 2010 07:14:53 schrieb Ben McGinnes:
> I am giving very serious thought to creating new keys and
> doing a (long-term) transition to them. This is partly to respond to
> known flaws with SHA-1 and take advantage of SHA-256 and higher.
What is the relation between a key and the hashing algorithms?
> At the moment I am planning on using an RSA signing key, but I have
> not made my final decision on the encryption subkeys. I am leaning
> towards Elgamal, but that's by no means certain.
In case of doubt choose RSA. It's the only one you can use with the g10
> 1) I've forgotten how GPG handles the subkeys, does it choose the
> strongest key or the newest key by default or does it encrypt to all
> active (non-revoked or non-expired) subkeys?
It chooses the newest subkey.
PGP: D44C 6A5B 71B0 427C CED3 025C BD7D 6D27 ECCB 5814
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