Allowing import of pubkeys without User ID

Werner Koch wk at
Fri Jan 13 12:50:05 CET 2023

On Fri, 13 Jan 2023 11:00, Andrew Gallagher said:

> True, it’s not a security issue - but it is a usability one. “Key not
> found” is a temporary error, while “key revoked” is permanent. These
> are two quite different failure modes, and it would be best to clearly
> distinguish them.

Sure.  But the point here is on how to retrieve a revocation
certificate.  To do this you first need to have access to the key -
without the key there is no need to retrieving a revocation.  Without a
key you don't know anything about a signature.

In fact you could store a standalone revocation certificate on the
server and allow accessing it by the included issuer fingerprint.  A
dedicated keyserver command to do just this might be useful too.



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refuse military service.             - A. Einstein
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