gpg --refresh with large keyrings and hkps in 2.1.1

Werner Koch wk at
Thu Dec 18 10:10:34 CET 2014

On Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:42, dkg at said:

> perhaps a "gpg --refresh" could select keys in a randomized order so
> that a manual restart wouldn't always get stuck in the same place?  (of
> course, that would make reproducing bugs related to key fetch order
> pretty frustrating)

What do you think of having a queue in dirmngr with keys to be refreshed
and dirmngr can handle that in its spare time.  Either calling gpg from
time to time to import the refreshed keys or - better - add a new
command to gpg to fetch those retrieved keys from dirmngr.

Such a queuing mechanism would also come handy when implementing a GNUnet
based key retrieval which would anyway take longer than the direct
access fro a fast keyserver.



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