Getting a key from a keyserver..

Mark Brown
Wed Feb 20 10:20:01 2002

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On Wed, Feb 20, 2002 at 09:23:24AM +0100, S=F8ren Hansen wrote:

> keyserver. Well then.. How? As far as I can see, to get a key from a
> keyserver, I need the recipients key ID. How do I get my hands on that
> one? When I go to, I can search for an e-mail address. Why

The key ID is embedded in the signature - even if it doesn't have the
key GnuPG can tell you which key it needs.  Indeed, if you specify a
keyserver in the configuration file (with "keyserver") and don't set
no-auto-key-retrieve GnuPG can fetch the key automatically.

"You grabbed my hand and we fell into it, like a daydream - or a fever."

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