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From Ferdinand Soethe <>
Subject Re: Q: Adding my public key to keys
Date Thu, 28 Apr 2005 09:55:13 GMT

David Crossley wrote:

>> Looking at keys I realized that each key is prefixed by a line that my
>> pgp 6.5.8.ckt is not generating.

DC> You could just search at and use
DC> the entry that it returns.

That is useful. Added that info to the top of the keys file.

>> Am I correct to assume that the syntax is a follows
>> pub 3072D/0xD20DCA11 2005/04/27 Ferdinand Soethe <>
>>                                                  ^ email
>>                                 ^ full name
>>                      ^ creation date
>>           ^ key id
>>         ^ type of key: D for DH/DSS
>>     ^ Size is 3072 bits (how about my program saying 3072/1024???)

DC> The MIT server is reporting yours as 1024D.

>> ^ it is my public key

DC> You can ommit the slew of email addresses of people that
DC> signed your key or you can add them if you want.

Oh, now I get it. So each pub-line is one signer of my key, right?
That's why it is only 1024, I signed that with my other pgp-key that
is only 1024 long.


Ferdinand Soethe

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