Reading manuals is the right approach. Sometimes the manuals get a
little out of date, or put together by people that don't know all the
details or read a preliminary RFC written by someone else that didn't
know what they were talking about either. I don't know how many people
have asked about their favorite OS's implementation of RFC3514...
"Why do you want to do this?" questions aren't posed as a challenge of
"why do you have the right to know?" but to make sure that the right
problem is being solved.
They'll have to go online to get your key, won't they? Just read the
mail again, the key gets added to the public ring, and it's there for
future offline reading.
47. If I learn that a callow youth has begun a quest to destroy me, I will
slay him while he is still a callow youth instead of waiting for him to
--Peter Anspach's list of things to do as an Evil Overlord