using subkey signatures

Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder avbidder at
Mon Sep 2 16:48:02 CEST 2002

On Mon, 2002-09-02 at 15:18, David Shaw wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 02, 2002 at 02:44:53PM +0200, Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder wrote:
> > Yo!
> > 
> > It just came to my attention (thanks Matthew) that gpg can't
> > auto-retrieve a key if the signature was made by a subkey, since the
> > main keyid is not contained in the signature package at all.
> This is a (HKP) keyserver limitation more than a GnuPG limitation.
> The LDAP keyservers do allow fetching by subkey ID.

Ok good to know. Is anything planned on the pks side? Or on the cks side
(it doesn't index subkey ids atm, it seems)? Or on the
side (doesn't neither, just now)? Just curious.

> > Hmmm... I understand that the proposed way to define a local notation is
> > <name>@<site>=..., so the probability of namespace conflict is
> > minimized. gpg won't let me do this. (1.0.7, that is.)
> 1.2 will.

Ok, thanks.

-- vbi

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