Hauke Laging mailinglisten at
Sun Jan 2 18:18:59 CET 2011

Am Sonntag 02 Januar 2011 17:36:52 schrieb takethebus at

> Hauke Laging thankfully answered:
> >>[No], you always sign the key together with a UID. gpg --list-sigs shows
> >> >>this to you: The root entry is pub, the uids are the next level
> >>("connected" to pub) and the signatures refer to UIDs.
> How is this "connection" done?

By a self-signature. Same for the subkeys (with the difference you already 
noticed that you officially cannot delete the signature).

> It's it possible to extract a signed user ID
>  from the public master signing key and place it in another public master
>  signing key?

Sure. You can easily copy "Hauke Laging <mailinglisten at>" from 
my "key", add it as UID to your key and sign it. Extracting the original 
signature would not make sense as it would not match the new public key and 
thus not be accepted.

PGP: D44C 6A5B 71B0 427C CED3 025C BD7D 6D27 ECCB 5814
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