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From Tony Stevenson <t...@pc-tony.com>
Subject Re: [OpenPGP] Moving Away From DSA and SHA-1
Date Tue, 11 Aug 2009 14:37:58 GMT

On 11 Aug 2009, at 15:25, Rich Bowen wrote:

> On Aug 11, 2009, at 10:13, Tony Stevenson wrote:
>> You cannot retrospectively 'upgrade' your key, AIUI, at least.
>> So you will sadly lose all your signatures as you will need a new  
>> key.  Thankfully I created mine with a 4096 key length so I'm ok,  
>> but I get impression many folks wont be.
>> Get your key created now, and at Apachecon we will have to have a  
>> large key signing party.   :)
> Pity.
> Also, there's the issue of being unable to read encrypted email I  
> receive by the old key. But I suppose that I can deal with that on a  
> case-by-case basis. And hardly anybody sends me encrypted email any  
> more anyways.

It doesn't mean you cant still keep your old key for this purpose.

> Ok. Generating new key. I guess this is my chance to purge all of  
> those former employer email addresses from my key, too.

You can delete identities from your keys without having to re- 
generate.  Most folks forget, but meh.


Tony Stevenson

tony@pc-tony.com - pctony@apache.org
pctony@freenode.net - tony@caret.cam.ac.uk


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