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RE: [Glug-nith-discuss] Keysigning

From: vijay.kumarmateti
Subject: RE: [Glug-nith-discuss] Keysigning
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 14:54:46 +0530

>It is considered inappropriate to upload someone else's public key to a
key >server without letting him/her know beforehand.

Oops! I didn't know that. Thanks for your information. Anyway its
mentioned more clearly in here

Step 4: Return or Upload the signed key

If you are working with an entity which does not want their key on a
public keyserver, you should at this point you should return their
signed key back to them by their method of choice - normally encrypted
email. You should not send a public key to a keyserver with out the
permission of the key's owner. Publicizing a public key slightly reduces
the security of a key pair, therefor it is considered rude to make a key
more public than its owner desires.

> Publicizing a public key slightly reduces the security of a key pair

Why does it reduce the security of a key pair?


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