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 or pgpk -a 'Firstname%20Lastname' or a Web browser: <URL:> or <URL:> 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. Tony -- Anthony E. Greene <> <> PGP Key: 0x6C94239D/7B3D BD7D 7D91 1B44 BA26 C484 A42A 60DD 6C94 239D Chat: AOL/Yahoo: TonyG05 ICQ: 91183266 Linux. The choice of a GNU Generation. <>