duplicate keyid survey results

David Shaw dshaw@jabberwocky.com
Sat Mar 9 15:01:01 2002

On Sat, Mar 09, 2002 at 01:53:29PM +0100, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Sat, 9 Mar 2002 11:13:12 +0100 (CET), Oyvind A Holm said:
> > Another thing is when GPG itself gets the key from a server, for
> > example when verifying a signed text and you don't have the actual key
> > from before. Will GPG then use the 32-bit keyID to get the key from the
> > server?
> Yes, because the current HKP servers can't cope with the full 64 bit
> keyID.  I'd even like to have a keyserver which accepts the
> fingerprint.  The problem here is that the signature packet does only
> carry the 64 bit key ID.

Only if the keyserver can only handle 32-bit keyids.  If GPG is
talking to a server that can handle more (like the LDAP server), it
will use the full 64-bits.  (Werner, this is one of the things I added
in the generic keyserver code :) )


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