Re: [openpgp] New fingerprint: to v5 or not to v5

Werner Koch <wk@gnupg.org> Wed, 30 September 2015 06:06 UTC

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Subject: Re: [openpgp] New fingerprint: to v5 or not to v5
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On Tue, 29 Sep 2015 20:40, dkg@fifthhorseman.net said:

> v4 key and wrap it in a v5 packet, thereby producing a "new key" that's
> actually the "same key".  So claiming that key material can only be used
> as *either* v4 or v5 wouldn't quite be correct.

FWIW: I was thinking about this but that is not limited to OpenPGP.  I
can use the same key material for an OpenPGP key, an X.509 key, and an
SSH key.  This is actually sometimes useful if you have a single key on
a smartcard.


Salam-Shalom,

   Werner


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