comment, propagation, and key servers
Jaye Inabnit ke6sls
Fri Jan 17 10:36:48 2003
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On Thursday 16 January 2003 10:11 am, you wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, 16. Januar 2003 12:29 schrieb Charly Avital:
> > At 12:29 PM -0800 1/15/03, Jaye Inabnit ke6sls wrote:
> > >Today, I
> > >uploaded (I think) to 5 other key servers to hopefully make my public
> > > key more easily found.
> > It's best to have a little patience, and wait until the keyserver you
> > uploaded your key to, syncs with other keyservers. Uploading the same key
> > to additional keyservers might be frowned upon, and considered to put an
> > unnecessary load on keyservers in general.
Agreed. I originally installed and configured Gnupg about 1 year ago. This
is why I wondered about how these key servers exchange data and with what
other key servers.
> > >One user said that I could edit my comment section to include the public
> > > key server. Sounded like a terrific idea, but how do I do this?
> > I think the best way is to add it in your Options file.
> > In gpg prior to 1.2.0, it was called ~/.gnupg/options.
> > In later versions, it is ~/.gpg.conf.
> the man page says:
> Default configuration file
> Old style configuration file; only used when
> gpg.conf is not found
> Charly said:
>You could open that file, with a text editor, and type one clean line, e.g.:
>comment [the text you want to be displayed] then hit return, to create an
>empty line, save the changes in the text editor, and quit the text editor.
This worked very well as you can see. I do have the options file (running
Debian stable here) and editing/adding my comment entry worked without a
problem--thank you. :)
The propagation issue is still bothers me. Why didn't www.keyserver.net pass
along my key to other key servers? This is beyond my expereince, yet I think
those that are active in coding Gnupg might want to address the situation.
I do not know if it is customary to upload to more than a single key server,
but I received two messages indicating that others had expereinced the same
problem as I had (lack of key propagation).
Thank you all for responding so rapidly!
wishing you my best.
Jaye Inabnit<ARS ke6sls>A Debian-Gnu/Linux user
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