my gpg key does not conform to rfc4880?

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Thu Oct 10 21:22:46 CEST 2013

On 10/10/2013 03:12 PM, Brian J. Murrell wrote:

> Yeah.  I have considered both of those things also.  I guess the only
> thing that was holding me back was that the existing key has an
> investment in signatures on it though.  What I am unclear about is how
> the authenticity and trustibility of my new key will be regarded in
> relation to the existing key with all of the signatures on it.

none of the above concerns should keep you from creating a new, stronger
key and starting to gather certifications on it.  You can still keep
your old key for places where more certifications matter, and start
using your new key in places where stronger keys matter.  Do this until
you feel comfortable that your new key has gathered enough
certifications to be useful in both places, at which point you can
revoke your old key.



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