Instructions for confirming WKS requests manually

Werner Koch wk at
Wed Mar 25 12:05:50 CET 2020

On Wed, 25 Mar 2020 09:27, Andrew Gallagher said:

> ... and there are no instructions there for manual verification. Were
> there instructions there before?

I am not sure about the wiki pages; tehre is a history, though.  The
easiest way on a Unix box to handle the message is by adding

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
application/vnd.gnupg.wks; /usr/local/libexec/gpg-wks-client \
   -v --read --send; needsterminal; description=WKS message
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

to /etc/mailcap.  You may need to use /usr/lib/gpg-wks-client or so if
you are using the distros version of GnuPG.

Manual verification requires reading the specs and in the end you will
use gpg-wks-cleint anyway.  Except for the option --send the tool also
works on Windows and on Unices with no installed sendmail You merely fee
the entire mail into gpg-wks-tool and it writes the confirmation mail to
stdout.  --read expect an already decrypted message while --receive
would do that for you.



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