Unknown key type

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Thu May 25 20:15:07 CEST 2017

On Mon, 22 May 2017 18:07, timemaster at sillydog.org said:
> Can someone please explain why I am getting a yellow bar on  a LOT of
> signed msgs saying that the key type is unknown??

Some of these mails are probably also from me.  By default I sign my
messages with an Ed25519 subkey which is a Curve25519 based ECC key
using the EdDSA algorithm.  Agreed, this algorithm is not yet officially
specified by OpenPGP and thus other software does not know about it and
tells you "unknown key type".

For other ECC keys, which use the ECDH or ECDSA algorithm, GnuPG 2.0.30
can display the algorithm but not use them (i.e. verify a signature).



Die Gedanken sind frei.  Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.
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