CRC error

pedro.markov at pedro.markov at
Mon Jul 28 19:53:45 CEST 2014

Thanks for the answers about the CRC error, i found what i needed, but it
took me now to other questions. Actually i got the CRC error when i 
some strings of a public key and then i tried to import it.

I told to my self that it would be interesting as securing method to sign
stuff with a private key "with out having the public key". this would 
mean that only
the person who has public key would have access to the data with out 
a password.

(and the person with the private key too i think, it would be great if 
only the person
with the public key can decrypt the data, maybe there is one option, 
i'll check for that.)

So why i was asking about the CRC error?

Well, i was thinking that storing such Public key would be insecure. but 
a modified public key would be good. If the CRC error doesn't indicates 
there problem is, only the person who knows how to re-build the public key
would have access to the data.

To become this method secure,the public key should not be stored in the key
ring so people can not export it ( in case the computer get compromised )

when i was testing this method, i removed the keys from my keyring, and then
i imported only the secret key. For my surprise there was also the 
public key.
Is there anyway to only import the secret key?

Thanks again,
Pedro markov

> On 27/07/14 23:51, pedro.markov at wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm a new user to the GPG world, and i haven't find information about the "CRC" error when
>> importing a key.
>> What does CRC means?
>> When importing a corrupted key the following message apears:
>> gpg: CRC error; 9BAD9F - 00F1D7
>> gpg: read_block: read error: invalid keyring
>> gpg: import from `key' failed: invalid keyring
>> gpg: Total number processed: 0
>> I would like to know what does 9BAD9F - 00F1D7 means. Is is possible to fix a corrupted key?
>> Is is possible to know wich line of a corrupted key is wrong?
>> Thanks!!
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