Revocation problem with keyserver

David Shaw
Tue Apr 23 22:42:02 2002

On Tue, Apr 23, 2002 at 04:12:13AM +0200, Volker Gaibler wrote:
> Hello!
> I wanted to change my encryption subkey and therefore revoke my old
> subkey. I read the hints given in earlier questions but it doesn't 
> work.


> Can this be a keyserver problem or am I doing something awfully wrong?

This looks like a classic example of the "keyserver ate my key" bug.
Most keyservers on the net today cannot deal with multiple subkeys and
will respond by corrupting the key instead.

Hopefully the new generation of keyservers will come along soon and
solve this problem.  In the meantime, don't use the keyserver network
to distribute your key.


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