Keys substitution

Charly Avital shavital at
Sun Jun 13 22:04:27 CEST 2010

Filippo Valsorda wrote the following on 6/13/10 12:34 PM:
> Hi, i created a keyring a couple of years ago without any serious
> intent. I kept my keys "not so secure".
> Now i want to restart, without changing ID, as i am always the same
> person, but revoking all from the past.
> What have I to do?
> Thanks a lot
> ------------------------------------
> sec   1024D/01A82A13 2008-09-21
> uid                  Filippo V <filippo at>
> uid                  FiloSottile (Work and spam e-mail)
> < at>
> ssb   2048R/19755070 2009-07-31

This is what I get:

pub  1024D/01A82A13  created: 2008-09-21  expires: never       usage: SCA
                     trust: unknown       validity: unknown
sub  2048R/19755070  created: 2009-07-31  expires: never       usage: E
This key was revoked on 2009-07-31 by DSA key 01A82A13 FiloSottile (Work
and spam e-mail) < at>
sub  2048g/E159FB03  created: 2008-09-21  revoked: 2009-07-31  usage: E
[ unknown] (1). FiloSottile (Work and spam e-mail)
< at>
[ unknown] (2)  Filippo V <filippo at>

It seems that "all from the past" has already been revoked (by you,
I suggest that you generate a new key pair, with a good passphrase,
generate the corresponding revocation certificate (that you will store
in a secure place), and upload your new public key to a keyserver.

Good luck.

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