Why subkeys?

markus_kampkoetter markus_kampkoetter@t-online.de
Fri Oct 11 18:48:02 2002

hi David,

> I've long heard about certain servers' habits of munging subkeys,
> though. This doesn't bother me much if I can just deprecate those
> servers, but can I ensure that the correct key gets onto the servers
> which fully support subkeys, without intra-keyserver propagations
> transmitting a bungled copy of my key? What's the risk -- should I just
> not upload such a key to the servers at this time?

there are keyservers that do not mangle this kind of keys (keyserver.kjsl.com 
i.e.). the problem is that the different servers are synchronizing your key and 
then some of them ´destroy´ your key. the only solution for this is to tell 
everybody where they can get a valid copy.

have a look at the mail archive (Subject: using various subkeys [HOWTO] From: 
Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder <avbidder@fortytwo.ch>)
> -- 
>  -D.			We establised a fine coffee. What everybody can say

markus (c:
markus kampkoetter
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