How do I check a copy of my public key? [solved]

Paul E Condon pecondon at
Tue Dec 2 10:13:09 CET 2003

This works fine! I didn't know web interfaces for keyservers
existed. Now I do.


On Tue, Dec 02, 2003 at 05:25:32PM +0100, Mads Laursen wrote:
> On 02/12/03 08.51, Paul E Condon wrote:
> > I'm just getting started at crypto. I've read various
> > HOWTOs and guides. I think I can follow the directions
> > accurately, but I have my doubts as to my skill at
> > doing things correctly. So, I would like to know about
> > diagnostic tests. When I do --send-keys, how can I 
> > check that the updated key information is, in fact,
> > available from the keyserver? Or, that after a day or
> > so, it is available from some other keyserver?
> > 
> > Maybe it is trivial to do this, but it seems to me
> > that I don't have a way to distinguish informatio
> > that is available to me on my computer from information
> > that is available on the web.
> You could use the webinterface that most keyservers have. If the
> webinterface of the keyserver returns your key with the right
> signatures, uids, and so on, then it would seem to have been uploaded
> correctly. This extends trivially to other keyservers (just check that
> they are supposed to know your key, I'm never really sure which server
> synchronise). 
> /dossen
> -- 
> Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
>                 -- Albert Einstein

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