1994-12-13 - Re: extra dashes in PGP-related blocks?

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From: andrew@riskdev.ml.com (Andrew Brown)
To: warlord@MIT.EDU (Derek Atkins)
Message Hash: 144b72e4b96d9f3c30c3eb6dabb194da1642aeb32793c8242732a5fc1cf563c2
Message ID: <9412130354.AA08518@nottingham.riskdev.ml.com>
Reply To: <9412130127.AA17596@hodge-podge.MIT.EDU>
UTC Datetime: 1994-12-13 04:01:15 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 12 Dec 94 20:01:15 PST

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From: andrew@riskdev.ml.com (Andrew Brown)
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 94 20:01:15 PST
To: warlord@MIT.EDU (Derek Atkins)
Subject: Re: extra dashes in PGP-related blocks?
In-Reply-To: <9412130127.AA17596@hodge-podge.MIT.EDU>
Message-ID: <9412130354.AA08518@nottingham.riskdev.ml.com>
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> From: Derek Atkins
>> but wait!  you can't actually verify the outer sig until you extract
>> the key from inside the signed message?  that's a bit more
>> complicated.  pgp will actually recognize a key embedded inside an
>> armored, signed message but it won't (i don't think -- warlord?) play
>> with the key other than tell you it is one.
>Actually, PGP wont even do that.  If the key is not in your keyring,
>it will complain about not finding it and output the de-armored
>message.  If you want to add the key, you need to run it through PGP
>once to de-armor it, save off the output, and then add that output
>message to your keyring.

yep, you're right (like i'm surprised or something, judging from your handle)
pgp won't recognize it if you don't have it on your keyring.  i do work from
a sun and play at home on a linux system.  i have too many keys at home to
make my play testing easy and i got caught in that trap.  it's just too easy
to add a login and start playing with pgp in a simulated multi-user
environment that doesn't have the pitfalls of the real world.

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