Web Key Directory
dgouttegattat at incenp.org
Fri May 6 15:29:12 CEST 2016
On 05/06/2016 10:22 AM, Werner Koch wrote:
> A draft specification can be found at
Is this list (gnupg-devel) appropriate for discussing this draft, or
should discussions take place elsewhere (e.g., on a IETF list)?
There seems to be a contradiction between this paragraph (at the
beginning of Section 4):
She sends her key using SMTP [...]. The content-type SHOULD be
"application/pgp-key" and the key being a binary attachement
(which is then likely base64 encoded). Note that the OpenPGP
ASCII armor is not used.
and this one (Section 4.2):
The mail used to submit a key to the mail provider MUST comply
to the PGP/MIME specification (RFC 3156, section 7), which states
that the Content-Type must be "application/pgp-keys", there are
no required or optional parameters, and the body part contains
the ASCII-armored transferable Public Key Packets as defined in
RFC 4880, section 11.1.
So, should the key be wrapped in the OpenPGP ASCII armor, or simply
encoded in base64?
I also presume the "application/pgp-key" (singular) in the first
paragraph is a typo, and should be read "application/pgp-keys", since
there is no "application/pgp-key" defined in RFC 3156. Is that correct?
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