Mainkey with many subkeys??
2014-667rhzu3dc-lists-groups at riseup.net
Tue Dec 9 01:08:17 CET 2014
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> Some corporate partners are still using older versions
> of Symantec's PGP with WinXP, mostly for intranet.
> Problems with signing keys are known, sometimes it
> works, sometimes not. It is very difficult to rate
> compatibility because Symantec's enterprise support (!)
> isn't be able to send me old PGP versions for testing.
Unable rather than unwilling?
> Compatibility seems to be depending on order of subkey
> creation: If encryption key is latest, it is working.
> If signing key is latest, mostly it is not working.
PGP 8.0.3 and 8.1 definitely did not handle signing subkeys, and
choked if it happened to be the newest subkey.
After trying and not liking PGP 9.x I switched to using GnuPG. I think
it was the UI and the removal of support for encrypting to groups that
prompted the switch, so I can't comment on signing subkey support.
However, Tom McCune  says:-
"GPG began using subkeys for signing before PGP. Until PGP 8.1,
PGP had no support for this, and could not verify signatures made
with such a signing subkey. PGP 9.x adds signing subkey
functioning. With PGP 9.x, you can now generate and use signing
subkeys - this allows you to continue using your original signing
key ID and fingerprint for continuity purposes, while being able
to enhance your signing security with key replacement."
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