Getting a key from a keyserver..

Mark Brown
Wed Feb 20 13:54:01 2002

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On Wed, Feb 20, 2002 at 10:46:14AM +0100, S=F8ren Hansen wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-02-20 at 10:17, Mark Brown 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. =

> > The key ID is embedded in the signature=20

> You thereby imply that we have exchanged e-mail before. Properly signed
> e-mail, even. What if this is not the case?

You're going to need to discover their e-mail address and authenticate
any key you locate somehow anyway, neither of which are problems which
key servers attempt to solve.  Exactly how you do these things depends
to a large extent on what you're trying to achieve.

> BTW what's the reply-procedure on this mailinglist? Reply to the sender,
> CC to the mailinglist, vice versa or only reply to list?

Reply to the list seems useful (it's generally a good default for free
software lists).

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

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