gpg --recv-key option

Frank Tobin
Fri, 24 Mar 2000 17:55:12 -0600 (CST)

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Marius Strom, at 16:29 -0600 on Fri, 24 Mar 2000, wrote:

> Jason,
> Imagine if your name is "Bob Smith", a very common name I'm sure. gpg
> --recv-key --keyserver whatever Bob Smith would download a HUGE chunk of
> keys. That just wouldn't be right.
It is not wrong. GnuPG could very easily handle this. The standard keyservers don't seem return a keyblock for non-ID searches; they return a list of possible keys, describing their size, hexID, user ids, etc. GnuPG would then present these user ID's to the user, and then the user would select which hexID(s) to download. There is no need to get every match for "Bob Smith".
> I think it is good to go the the key search, search for your
> friend Bob Smith, then snag his key by HexID.
How does this solve the issue? How do you know which Bob Smith to choose? - -- Frank Tobin "To learn what is good and what is to be valued, those truths which cannot be shaken or changed." Myst: The Book of Atrus -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.1 (FreeBSD) Comment: pgpenvelope - iEYEARECAAYFAjjcAGsACgkQVv/RCiYMT6OpUQCfTF9SxnQ2Lz2dVGAPLTT3Hup8 wDwAn0LiXYB3bIbygtWJ6gqjDOA8nu2b =bE8C -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----