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Re: Secret key transport

2006-04-19 04:30:58

On Tue, Apr 18, 2006 at 06:56:37PM -0400, David Shaw wrote:

The difference is that GnuPG prints a warning when it could not do
this automatic conversion because of missing self-signatures.  PGP is
(probably more appropriately) quiet.  I think you are interpreting
that warning message as a rejection.

Maybe. I will double-check.
All binding signatures bind to the public key.  There is no such thing
as a secret key binding signature.

I know.
Here's a minimal-change proposal:

Rename section 10.1 from "Transferable Public Keys" to "Transferable
Keys", and add to the end of the section:

    Secret keys may be transferred in the same manner and format as
    public keys by replacing any public key packets with the
    corresponding secret key packets and and public subkey packets with
    the corresponding secret subkey packets.

I support this proposal.


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