Re: status: establishing a PGP web of trust

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Sat Oct 01 2011 - 18:27:18 EST

On 10/01/2011 02:33 PM, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> OK, how long should the new key be valid?

That is a good question. At the very least you want it to be valid for
long enough that you will be able to get enough signatures on a new key
*before* your old key expires. As such I would recommend 3-5 years
depending on how much you trust yourself to keep the key secure.

Some people have decided to opt for an unlimited key, but that
*requires* that you have a way to revoke the old key, which is why we
are considering a key revocation escrow service.

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