List-packets help

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Tue Apr 10 16:36:42 CEST 2012

On 4/10/12 10:09 AM, John Gill wrote:
>> You wrongly assume that signatures are valid. --list-packets does not
>> tell you this.
> Could you help me understand what you are referring to?

I am, of course, not Werner, but let's see if I can't take a stab at it.

All --list-packets does is take the input, in a human-unreadable format,
and transform it into a human-readable format.  It performs none of the
computationally expensive mathematics that are required to validate the

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