My public key -> http://www.keyserver.net
Fri, 4 Aug 2000 12:46:26 +1000
Following the directions in the GPG Manual slavishly, I have
successfully exported my public key (in ACII format) to a file.
The next step is to get it onto a Keyserver from which it can readily
be copied by anyone interested. http://www.keyserver.net appears to be
admirably simple. It displays an empty field and the instructions:
Select the key and chose `Copy'
Paste into the field
Press the `submit' button
Or words to that effect.
Could hardly be simpler.
However, when checking what has been created created by the `gpg
--export' command, the file, apart from the block of ASCII characters,
also contains the following lines:
-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
Version: GnuPG v1.0.2 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: For info see http://www.gnupg.org
< block of ASCII characters>
-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
My question is:
Does everything get copied to http://www.keyserver.net or only the
ASCII characters block?
I strongly suspect that the former alternative is correct and `adding a
key to the key-ring' involves using what is needed from the
submitted data and discarding the rest. However, given the importance
of getting it right first time round, I thought it worth a query.
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