[olug] quick pgp question

Jon H. Larsen relayer at levania.org
Wed Jun 9 19:48:47 UTC 2004

On Wed, 9 Jun 2004, Eric Penne wrote:

> Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2004 08:39:18 -0500
> From: Eric Penne <epenne at olug.org>
> Reply-To: Omaha Linux User Group <olug at olug.org>
> To: Omaha Linux User Group <olug at olug.org>
> Subject: Re: [olug] quick pgp question
> Can somebody do me a favor and test this out with me?
> Send me an encrypted message.  My public key is listed at pgp.mit.edu or 
> any of the keyservers that sync with that one.
> Does it matter what email address it goes to?  My public key says 
> epenne at ieee.org but could somebody send it to epenne at olug.org and I 
> would still be able to decrypt it?
> Eric Penne
> Eric Penne wrote:
> > Using PGP/GPG.  If somebody wants to encrypt a message to me then they 
> > need to use my public key.  Correct?
> > 
> > To encrypt a message to somebody else I need to use their public key. 
> > Correct?
> > 
> > If the above is true then I encrypt a message to somebody with their 
> > public key but the email gets signed using my private key and they 
> > verify the signature with my public key.
> > 
> > Is everything above true?
> > 
> > Eric Penne

If you are encrypting and signing the email message, yes, it should.  With 
Pine, it uses the To: email address to lookup in the gpg database.

I'll send you a test to ieee.org

Jon L.

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