Key server Q
jas at extundo.com
Mon Aug 5 14:35:21 CEST 2002
Would it be possible for the keyserver code in GnuPG to not only send
the KeyID to the keyserver plugins, but also the user ID?
A solution could be to allow plugins to send back
to GnuPG, which would make GnuPG then use key lines such as:
12341234 foo at bar.com
The reason is that I'd want the DNS keyserver client to lookup
(foo.bar.com, IN, CERT) in a case like this.
An ugly idea for doing this would be to have the OpenPGP message
reader look for From: lines before the actual OpenPGP header, and
snarf the address. Of course, there is no guarantees that there is a
From: header or that it corresponds to the actual OpenPGP originator,
but it would be Good Enough for many common cases, I think. Perhaps
there is a better way?
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