What are those attachments you have on your email?

Brian Minton brian at minton.name
Fri Nov 25 15:16:30 CET 2016

On Fri, Nov 25, 2016 at 08:12:35AM -0500, David Adamson wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 25, 2016 at 5:28 AM, Stephan Beck <stebe at mailbox.org> wrote:
> I was thinking of ways to get my key out to people without using the
> keyservers and instead attaching my public key to my email seemed like a good
> idea.  I noticed you have two, one called 0x4218732B.asc and another
> called signature.asc.  Am I correct in assuming your first one is your
> public key?  The second one I'm not sure what it is for.  I thought
> maybe you were signing your public key so I ran the following but got
> a BAD signature message so I thought maybe it's for something else -

A signature.asc file is usually for the message itself. See RFC 3156.
https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3156 for more details.  It's called PGP/MIME
and it allows you to encrypt, sign, or both for messages containing

Brian Minton
brian at minton dot name http://brian.minton.name
Live long, and prosper longer!
OpenPGP fingerprint = 8213 71DD 4665 CF4F AE20  2206 0424 DC19 B678 A1A9
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