changing the default for --keyid-format

Werner Koch wk at
Tue May 29 19:18:00 CEST 2012

On Tue, 29 May 2012 18:31, rjh at said:

> Honestly, this seems like something to bring up to the IETF WG.  The RFC
> already has a plethora of implementation recommendations: adding an
> implementation recommendation of "use long key IDs when possible" seems

I bet that this will immediately start a discussion on a v5 key format
to fix this problem for “all” time.  And obviously the suggestion will
then be to show the full, then, SHA-256 fingerprint.

Frontends should handle this problem. For example they could show all
matching keys after a decryption problem.  Hiding the keyID from the
user would even be better - the mail address should be sufficient for
99% of all users.  For the experts, a “Details” button can show all the
glory details of the key.



Die Gedanken sind frei.  Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.

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