Netiquette, GPG Keys, Keyservers

Alexander Dalloz alexander.dalloz at
Tue May 4 17:40:12 UTC 2004

Am Di, den 04.05.2004 schrieb Charles Howse um 19:15:

> Alexander, I have read the above pages carefully, and everything seems to 
> indicate that I must possess the private key in order to create a revocation 
> certificate.  Is that the way you read it?

Yes, you need tho have the secret/private key to generate a revocation
key. The passphrase will be verified.

> I do not have the key, nor a revocation cert.
> Even though I remember the passphrase, it looks like it won't do any good 
> without the private key.

Right. Loosing the passphrase and/or the secret key you can not revoke
the key on the public servers.

> Charles Howse


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