Howto distribute key signatures

Pekka Savola
Tue, 2 Jan 2001 21:36:50 +0200 (EET)

On Tue, 2 Jan 2001, Daniel Roesen wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 02, 2001 at 08:16:58PM +0200, Pekka Savola wrote:
> > After they have checked my ID and signed the key, how should it be added
> > to the keyservers so that when someone gets my key from the keyserver,
> > they'd get the other peoples' signatures too?
> They just upload their signed version of your public key to one of
> the public keyservers. The keyserver merges their signatures into
> the key already being on the keyserver (if it was there already -
> otherwise the pubkey would be created on the keyserver) and you can
> fetch your pubkey from the keyserver network to merge their
> signatures in your local copy of your pubkey.
Ok, now this makes some sense. Could someone remedy the docs with this?
> > One of them sent me my public key encrypted to me but I assume he didn't
> > do this right because the key inside was identical to my own.
> There's no need to send the pubkey encrypted. And yes, he must have
> done wrong if the pubkey he sent you didn't contain any sigs
> from him.
Yeah, must be that. He was supposed to have done this before, so I started to wonder wtf I was doing wrong. Much clearer now, thanks. Regards, Pekka Savola -- Archive is at - Unsubscribe by sending mail with a subject of "unsubscribe" to