Keys listed twice when --keyring used - request to filter

Werner Koch wk at
Mon Sep 12 19:56:40 CEST 2005

On Mon, 12 Sep 2005 09:13:18 -0600, Kurt Fitzner said:

> I'm not sure I understand this completely.  There is going to be a
> central database where each key can have meta-data that (potentially)
> tells GnuPG that the key is actually located somewhere else - such as on
> a keyserver?

No.  Sometimes it makes sense to know from where the key has been
imported.  I am not yet sure about this, it is just one option.

> So the database's key entry itself would be simply a stub - placeholder
> data to indicate that GnuPG needs to retrieve the key from elsewhere?


In fact the plan is also to provide a generic backend for key
retrieval, so that people can implement their own storage backend.



More information about the Gnupg-devel mailing list