Key server question

Werner Koch
Wed, 8 Dec 1999 20:36:11 +0100

 On Wed, Dec 08, 1999 at 06:57:41PM +0000
 Lars Hecking wrote:

> Does the keyserver directive in ~/.gnupg/options go both ways, or should
> I assume that one of the individuals I made my key available to under
> the condition not to publicise it did just that? Maybe accidentally?
Probably yes. ObenPGP has a flag defined that only the holder of a key is allowed to upload the key to a keyserver and GnuPG sets this flag. However, the HKP Server ( do not have a way to check it. Pretty nice DoS: Create some hundred keys with a friends name and uplod them to the servers. If someone wnats to get your firends key he will have some problems to figure out the right one. -- Werner Koch at keyid 621CC013