Subject: Re: Beer...and keys.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Miles Nordin <carton@Ivy.NET>
Date: 12/17/2003 18:34:41
>>>>> "ab" == Andrew Brown <At.Brown@morganstanley.com> writes:
ab> i need to revoke that key we made last time because i've
ab> forgotten the passphrase. doh! i can't, can i?!
No, you can. Just use the revocation certificate that you created at
the same time you generated your key. The revocation certificate's
potency is not subject to a passphrase---it can't be, because you're
meant to distribute the revocation certificate through the same
channels as your public key, if your key is compromised, so that
everyone knows it's revoked.
You did make a revocation certificate when you generated your key,
didn't you? It's standard procedure.
Yeah I thought so. I didn't make one, either.
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