My public key ->

Anthony David
Sun, 6 Aug 2000 19:38:35 +1000 (EST)

Felix Karpfen <> writes:

> 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. appears to be
> admirably simple. It displays an empty field and the instructions:
An easier method is to use gpg --send-keys felkarp --keyserver that exports and uploads your public key automagically!
> 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:
> Version: GnuPG v1.0.2 (GNU/Linux)
> Comment: For info see
> < block of ASCII characters>
> My question is:
> Does everything get copied to or only the
> ASCII characters block?
Copy everything, the "ASCII armoring" will get stripped off.
> 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.
I'm sure the keyserver will whinge if you make a mistake...:-) Regards -- ========================================================= Gambling: A discretionary tax on | Anthony David those who were asleep during high | Systems Administrator school mathematics classes | -- Archive is at - Unsubscribe by sending mail with a subject of "unsubscribe" to