What to do after my key is signed by others?

Dmitri Vassilenko troworld at rogers.com
Mon Dec 8 09:52:30 CET 2003

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Ingo Kletti wrote:
| Hi.
| I´ve just started using GnuPG and have read some of the documentation
| ("GnuPG MiniHOWTO",  "The GNU Privacy Handbook",  "A Practical
| to GPG in Windows"). I understand that my key has to be signed by others
| so that it becomes trustworthy, but i still am not certain if i
understood what
| to do after my key got signed.
| In what way is the signature connected to my public key? Is it integrated
| into it? In my understanding this would mean that i have to upload
this new
| signed key to the keyserver everytime i get somebody to sign it. Is
that so?

If I'm not mistaken you should be able to update your public key from
the keyserver (assuming that whoever signed your key uploaded it to that
same server) and the signatures would be integrated into your keyring.

| And while we´re talking about keyservers: Does it make sense to put
the key
| on more than one keyserver (besides redundancy for server outages)?

A lot of servers synchronize with each other, so I would have to say no,
but you should have your key on the main PGP server and one of others so
they could synchronize.

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Dmitri Vassilenko

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