Can't send complete key to servers

Ben Paul Wise
Fri Apr 13 19:12:01 2001

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I have a public key which includes an image (like the copy of Phil 
Zimmerman's key which is distributed with PGP).  The key was made with GnuPG 
1.0.4.  I have no trouble using it under PGP 7.0.3 or GnuPG 1.0.4, and if I 
hand or email the *.asc file to someone, they get the picture as well.

The problem is that when I 'send' to a server, or cut and paste, the server 
takes the key without complaint,  but then when I download the key later, it 
appears without the image. I've tried this from PGP's GUI, GPG's command 
line, Geheimnis's GUI, cut and paste, and to four or five servers.

If you download Zimmerman's key, you get one WITHOUT an image. So it is not 
clear if the OpenPGP protocol supports it.

Is there a way to put keys on a server so that people get them with the 
picture?  If the protocol allows it, then what am I doing wrong? 

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Ben Wise, PhD            Mobile: 703-731-5144
SAIC                     GnuPG ID: 0xF491BD21
Version: GnuPG v1.0.4 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: For info see