Several questions as feedback on gnupg

Nick Andriash
Thu Jan 24 03:19:01 2002

Hello Mark Brown,

On Wednesday, January 23 2002 at 10:19 AM PDT, you wrote:

> > - I've been told the different running keyservers do not support the
> >   deletion of an uid. Do anyone can confirm this point ? Where can I
> >   found the latest version of keyserver software used at this time ?
> If you think about it you don't want to delete the UID anyway - removing
> it from the keyservers does nothing to invalidate copies in people's
> keyrings.  Uploading a revocation certificate for the UID does that and
> distributing it.

I am having trouble with your logic on this topic. How does issuing a
Revocation Certificate and uploading that to the KeyServer, differ in
any way from deleting a UID and uploading to the KeyServer, or better
yet to have the ability to delete right on the KeyServer itself. With
distribution being the same either way, I think it's a cleaner process
to remove the UID completely, and although that isn't possible at
present, it surely is wanted.


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