New LDAP server commands

Christian Kurz shorty at
Sat Oct 21 15:14:14 CEST 2000

On 00-10-20 Shaun Savage wrote:
> I have to ask a question. 

> I would like to add three more commands to the gpg

> --view-keys and --send-sign and --recv-trust

> **********

> --view-keys koch     and this command will list all/some of the gpg
> keys 				that match "koch" in the user_id field.

This is an operation that should not be done by GnuPG itself, but
instead by a seperate programm. Either include this feature in the
mailreader itself or use an external programm for this. (I send a
preliminary script for this already to Werner but got no answer about
it till today. ;)

> -u bar --send-sign foo      this command will send a trust signature of
> foo 				signed by bar.

What should this be good for? What do you mean with trust signature

> Here is an example of how a "normal" person would encrypt a e-mail.

> encrypt is enabled by default

> the person writes the letter then presses SEND
> the gpg then checks the local keyring for the email address(es)
> if not found it then checks a ldap server with the e-mail address as the

And what if you don't have a LDAP-Server configured or available? What
should happen then? 

> search filter.  If a key is found it will return it and ask(or not) to
> put the key into the local keyring.  It then encrypts the e-mail and

You trust keys that you get from a LDAP-Server? How can you be sure that
this the right key and not a compromised one? How do you make sure that
you really have the key of the person you are mailing to? 

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