influence of signature type on trustdb

David Shaw dshaw at
Thu Feb 7 15:09:30 CET 2013

On Feb 7, 2013, at 5:12 AM, Niels Laukens <niels at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm trying to figure out what the influence is of the different
> signature types (0x10-0x13). As far as I can tell, they only _indicate_
> the signers trust in his own sig, but isn't used in any way by GPG. Is
> this correct?

Basically correct.  All of the signature types are equal except for the influence of --min-cert-level.  By default, that's set to 2, so the 0x11 "persona" signature is ignored when building the trustdb.  A signature whose very definition indicates that the person didn't check before making it, is probably one you want to skip :)


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