On Wed, Apr 10, 2002 at 11:01:47AM -0500,
What is the "throw-keyid" switch?
"throw-keyid" is what GnuPG calls using the wildcard or speculative
keyid. Basically it means that a sender can specify the recepient key
id as zero, which tells the receiving program to try all possible
secret keys. It helps resist traffic analysis as a snooper cannot
easily tell who the message is intended for. See RFC2440, section 5.1
for more details. I don't see how this would help with the message
forwarding problem being discussed though.
David Shaw | Technical Lead
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