using an expired GPG key with ssh

stebe at stebe at
Tue Feb 16 13:56:37 CET 2016

Hi Marko,

Marko Bauhardt:

>> According to the manual it is possible to use the gpg.agent
>> "as a drop-in replacement" for the ssh-agent (and I'd prefer doing
>> that)
> I know that. But i saw not really an advantage to using the gpg agent, except of the using of TTL’s for keys i want to add.
> What are your points to use the gpg-agent instead the ssh-agent?

Using (or trying to setup) gpg-agent as a replacement for ssh-agent is
just based on one idea: if you deal with gpg-keys, have the "original"
application handle all key-related stuff, it was designed for doing so.
If nothing else interferes, less errors should occur and less attack
surface is presented. It merely is intuition, not science.



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