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Old 01-22-2004, 03:05 AM   #1
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gpg encryption for signing keys


Im pretty new to gpg as i just discovered it a while back, so im busy experimenting!

Just a few things i am not understanding is the following ,
What does it mean to:

sign a key locally
sign a key non-revocably
sign a key locally and non-revocably

Normally i just enter the command gpg --sign *user* and this will sign the users key.
So does the above default to signing locally?

What do the other terms mean?

Thanx 4 the help

Old 01-22-2004, 10:10 AM   #2
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To sign a key locally is to don't send the signed key to a server, so others can't see the signed signature. The option non-revocably means that you will never be revoked again.

To export the signed key to a server:

# gpg --keyserver <server> --send-key <id>


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