keyserver interface for quering for revocation cert?

Werner Koch wk at
Wed Jul 31 21:46:02 CEST 2002

On Wed, 31 Jul 2002 18:22:18 +0200, Simon Josefsson said:

> Does gpg query keyservers for revocation certs currently?  What would
> an interface for doing that look?

No.  There is no special handling for revocations on keyservers (yet).

A client should ask for the fingerprint of the primary key and the
server should answer whether a revocation is available.  This asnwer
should include a timestamp of the latest revocation and the type of
revocation: Either for a subkey or for the entire key; having a
revocation for user IDS or other packets does not seem too important
for me.

The problem with the fingerprint is that it can't route directly to a
specific server.  It might make sense to use the preferred keyserver
subpacket to indicate a keyserver which should be checked for
revocations; however this is not the orginal intention of that



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