Which keyserver should I use?
Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder
Tue Jul 22 08:20:02 2003
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On Tuesday 22 July 2003 03:21, Nick Nolan wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Jul 2003 18:02:33 -0700
> Robin Lynn Frank <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > As long as it works for you, it is as good as any. Since keyservrs
> > usually sync with each other, I can't see any advantage to changing.
> the problem is that I'm getting public key not found messages on quite a
> few of the signatures that are sent to this list
One problem is that some people (anybody else but me?) use a subkey to sign=
email. Currently, none of the keyservers support searching for subkeys, so=
automatic key retrieval won't work. This is announced for the very near=20
future with the SKS keyserver, so at least this case shouldn't be a problem=
anymore by then.
(my key is at http://fortytwo.ch/gpg/92082481 - or on the keyservers with t=
The other problem - especially with people like me - is that many keyserver=
corrupt keys with multiple subkeys. You may want to use subkeys.pgp.net as=
your keyservers - this points to one of several (3 right now) keyservers wh=
all correctly handle subkeys.
If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.
-- Anatole France
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