[Winpt-users] HOW to view master default signing key from gpg
vineet1408 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 3 09:10:00 CET 2006
Dear Timo ,
thanks again ...You rock...
Can u please tell that when we sign a key either we can sign with a default
key, or choose any private key on keyring by --local-user option.
However how do i view my default signing key. and how does it get created.
is the first key created in gpg keyring becomes the default signing key..
Can u please answer me ..please...
regards to all
On 12/2/06, Timo Schulz <twoaday at gmx.net> wrote:
> Vineet Madan wrote:
> > Can u pl tell that in what format is the passphrase stored in the
> The passphrase is *not* stored in the keyring!
> The passphrase will be hashed in combined with a salt to
> produce a "derrived random key" which is used to encrypt
> the secret key parts.
> > 2. what is the format of passphrase while it is stored on the keyserver
> It seems you have a wrong picture of (public key) cryptography. I would
> suggest to read some basic documents about the concepts if you are
> interested in technical details.
> Of course the keyserver just stores the *public* parts of the key.
> The secret key _should_ never leave your machine/smartcard/disk.
> > 3. if passphrase ( bits making the passphrase ) is not part of the
> > key where is it stored and in what format.?
> RFC2440 describes the procedure to convert a "string=passphrase" to a
> key (S2K).
> Sorry that I can give you a more detailed answer,
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