moving user ID Comments to --expert mode
wk at gnupg.org
Mon Feb 7 09:07:34 CET 2011
On Sun, 6 Feb 2011 20:46, dkg at fifthhorseman.net said:
> The User ID is the most commonly-used way to *find* the key -- but it
> does not identify the key. It identifies the user. The fact that
> people are willing to cryptographically bind the User ID to the key (via
In OpenPGP parlance the term "key" is used as a synonym for the term
"keyblock" which in turn is the OpenPGP saying for a "certificate". To
refer to the actual key material (plus some meta information), we use
the term "public key packet".
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