Key ID in pgpverify

Julien ÉLIE julien at trigofacile.com
Tue Feb 16 20:19:48 UTC 2010


Hi Russ,

> The output from PGP 2.6.3a is:
>
> Good signature from user "news.announce.newgroups".
> Signature made 2010/01/17 00:06 GMT using 1024-bit key, key ID B88DA9C1
>
> I'm afraid I don't have copies of any of the other programs.

Should we go on supporting them in pgpverify?

I have just found out an interesting page:
    http://ftp.nluug.nl/security/ssh/HOWTO-CHECK-SIGNATURES

It looks as though PGP 6.5.x does not give the key ID.  Strange.

       Good signature from user "Ssh 2 Distribution Key <ssh2 at ssh.fi>".
       Signature made YYYY/MM/DD HH:MM GMT


I do not know for ViaCrypt PGP 4.0.



Incidentally, the script breaks with internationalized distributions.
PGP 2.6.3a for instance provides a translation file:

"\nGood signature from user \"%s\".\n"
fr: "\nBonne signature de l'utilisateur \"%s\".\n"

"Signature made %s using %d-bit key, key ID %s\n"
fr: "Signature faite %s en utilisant un clef de %d bits. Id de la clef:%s\n"

When used, control articles cannot be verified...

-- 
Julien ÉLIE

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