[BiO BB] bad signature from steletch at biomedicale.univ-paris5.fr

Michael Gruenberger mgruenb at gmx.net
Sat Aug 2 07:14:36 EDT 2003

Sorry Dimitri,

I misunderstood you there. Have you tried checking Stefane's signature
on the command line (gpg --recv-keys --keyserver wwwkeys.pgp.net keyid).

That might bring you a step closer to find out 'whose fault it is' :-)

Btw, Stefane's signature verify's on my machine.

On Sat, 2003-08-02 at 09:23, Dmitri I GOULIAEV wrote:
> Hi, Michael !
>  On Fri, Aug 01, 2003 at 01:04:55PM +0200, mgruenb at gmx.net wrote:
> > you could add the following two lines to your gpg.conf: 
> > keyserver wwwkeys.pgp.net 
> > keyserver-options auto-key-retrieve 
> They are already there.
> What seems to be a problem is that I can easily verify the signature from other people (I should say, my MUA correctly verifies most of messages), but not from Stefane and few other people. So, I try to understand why it fails sometimes (famous Russian question: Whose fault?).
> > The first line specifies the key server and the second line says to 
> > check keys on the keyserver automatically. You could also type this on 
> > the command line. See gpg -h for info. 
> Thanks for the information.
> "BAD signature" signifies that both content and signature information are available, but are not corresponding one to another. So, I guess that the verification failure is due to the fact that both the identity and the content contain non-ascii characters.
> I just wanted to know if my configuration (mutt- + gnupg-1.2.1) is somewhat erroneous.
> Apparently, it is the case.
> Regards,
Michael Gruenberger
Computer Officer, University of Cambridge
Developer, Pathbase, http://www.pathbase.net
PGP-Public Key ID: 278E1DFF
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