Problem with GnuPG 1.2.1 generated Key (Broken Key or Keyserver Problem)

David Shaw
Wed Feb 19 18:09:01 2003

On Wed, Feb 19, 2003 at 04:41:53PM +0100, Bjoern Buerger wrote:
> Hi, 
> I recently generated a new sign-only Key, 2048bit RSA with gpg 1.2.1
> gpg (GnuPG) 1.2.1
> Pubkey: RSA, RSA-E, RSA-S, ELG-E, DSA, ELG
> Hash: MD5, SHA1, RIPEMD160
> Compress: Uncompressed, ZIP, ZLIB
> but after uploading this key to, strange things happened.
> - The Key ID was altered in way I don't really understand
>   (You must request 0x818F8F41 on some servers to get 0x8838FD94)
> - People can sign this key, send it to the Key-server (all with the
>   "old" Key ID), but they told me they could only receive the Key 
>   from the Server via that strange new ID. On their System, the 
>   Key-ID was the old one again 8-[
> I'd like to know: Is the Key invalid / broken and should be revoked, 
> or is it up to the Keyserver Network  ?

The key is fine.  The pksd keyserver on has a known bug
that causes the keyid to appear incorrectly.  This is only cosmetic,
but it is annoying.  I submitted a fix for this bug in the latest
version of pksd (0.9.6), and I'm sure that the operators of pksd
keyservers will be upgrading at some point.


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