Automatic resyncing of keys?

David Shaw
Sun May 5 14:48:01 2002

On Sun, May 05, 2002 at 11:23:16AM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
> David Shaw <> writes:
> >> Key IDs can collide (especially 32 bit ones). :-/
> >
> > That's not a bug.  That's inherent in the design of the keyservers.
> > If a program asks for "X" and two keys have key ID "X", then you get
> > them both.  Nothing can be done about that.  Of course, you won't have
> > any trust in the other key.
> Yes, of course, but I don't think it's desirable that --refresh-keys
> imports new keys.  GnuPG can do nothing about receiving these
> additional keys, but the correct approach would be to discard the
> unwanted ones.

I agree.  --refresh-keys will now discard new keys.


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