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Re: More questions and comments on rfc2440bis-12

2005-02-25 10:20:17

David Shaw wrote:
On Wed, Feb 23, 2005 at 11:37:19AM +0000, Ben Laurie wrote:

In 5.2.1:

"0x10: Generic certification of a User ID and Public Key packet."

Does this mean that the signature is over the User ID packet and the Public Key packet, concatenated, in that order? Or what?

5.2.1 is just an overview.  The nitty-gritty on how to make each type
is specified in 5.2.4. Computing Signatures.

Also, what on earth does:

      Note that all PGP "key signatures" are this type of

PGP doesn't generate 0x11, 0x12, or 0x13 signatures, and when it
encounters them treats them all as if they were 0x10.

When you say "PGP" you mean, presumably, some version(s) of the software - which? I presume modern ones do generate them all?


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