| Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 21:31:00 +0000
| From: Gareth 'bigbro' Eason <bigbro at skynet.ie>
| > | On 8 March 2010 20:57, Brian Foster <blf at utvinternet.ie> wrote:
| > | > I've forgotten the passphrase to a GPG key-pair.
| > | > Is it possible to change the passphrase without
| Since these mails are archived and searchable on the internet, permit
| me to take the liberty of reminding people that they should create a
| revocation key of any new key they create, and store it safely and
| securely - just in case they need to revoke a key later, particularly in
| the case where a password has been forgotten :)
I do NOT appreciate being quoted out-of-context.
I made it very Very clear that the key-pair was not
critical, was for test purposes only, and protected
nothing. I do NOT appreciate the implication that
I lost/forgot an important piece of data: That is
blatantly false, and I am extremely annoyed.
Having said that, Gareth's (and others before) advice
is presumably sensible for keys which DO protect data.
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