keyserver subkey searches (was Re: Newbie seeking mail client)

David Shaw
Thu Jul 3 04:37:05 2003

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On Wed, Jul 02, 2003 at 10:16:04PM -0400, Jason Harris wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 02, 2003 at 08:42:05PM -0400, David Shaw wrote:
> > I do.  Look for key 0x99242560 on any of the non-broken keyservers
> > (i.e. hkp:// or ldap://
> >=20
> > People sometimes have a problem finding it as I use a signing subkey,
> > and most keyservers do not yet support searching by subkey ID.
> >=20
> > Yaron has mentioned he will be adding this to the SKS keyserver at
> > some point, and that will solve this problem once and for all.
> ldap:// gets direct syncs sent in realtime from
> me at and sends me nightly incrementals (which when
> merged also get sent to  Thus, I consider
> ldap:// well-synchronized and heartily recommend using
> it, particularly when searching for subkeys (by long keyid or fingerprint=

Yes, both ldap:// and ldap:// can
search by subkey, as that is a feature of the LDAP keyserver.
Unfortunately, they can only search by long keyid, something that most
people don't see.  If you use the "keyserver-option auto-key-retrieve"
feature, that will work, but you can't do --recv-keys (subkeyid).


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