encrypting to expired certificates

Peter Pentchev roam at ringlet.net
Tue Sep 16 17:04:41 CEST 2014

On Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 04:01:27PM +0100, Nicholas Cole wrote:
> On Tuesday, 16 September 2014, Peter Pentchev <roam at ringlet.net> wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 03:04:08PM +0100, Nicholas Cole wrote:
> > > Can anyone explain to me why one would want to continue using a key
> > > and yet not simply change the expiry date?  I really find all of the
> > > examples being given to be incredibly contrived.
> >
> > Uhm, are you sure that you really mean to say "incredibly contrived" as
> > in "you guys must have tried your imagination really hard to come up
> > with these examples, none of which will happen in the real world", or do
> > you really mean "highly unlikely except in isolated use cases"?  Because
> > what people are showing you are real use cases, ones that have happened
> > with real people in the real world.  "Unlikely" and "isolated", yes, but
> > I wouldn't use "contrived" in this case.
> >
> I apologise for my poor choice of language.

Uh, and come to think of it, I'm truly sorry if the above sounded a bit


Peter Pentchev  roam at ringlet.net roam at FreeBSD.org p.penchev at storpool.com
PGP key:        http://people.FreeBSD.org/~roam/roam.key.asc
Key fingerprint 2EE7 A7A5 17FC 124C F115  C354 651E EFB0 2527 DF13
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