getting keys from keyserver whithout knowing the ID
Anthony E . Greene
Tue May 8 01:10:01 2001
On Mon, 07 May 2001 17:12:19 Marco Herrn wrote:
>So how can I get a key without knowing the ID? Or how can I find out the ID
>using GnuPG? I'd think that this is a problem many new users have, isn't
If you attempt to verify a signed message from the person, GnuPG will try to
download the correct key using the keyid.
Otherwise you will probably need to use PGP:
pgpk -a email_address
pgpk -a 'Firstname%20Lastname'
or a Web browser:
The email interface to the keyservers also works if you are willing to wait:
One thing that would make this a little easier is if PGP users consistently
included their KeyId in their email signature.
Anthony E. Greene <email@example.com> <http://www.pobox.com/~agreene/>
PGP Key: 0x6C94239D/7B3D BD7D 7D91 1B44 BA26 C484 A42A 60DD 6C94 239D
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