[Q] Uploading my public key to a key server.
Sun May 11 05:02:01 2003
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On Sat, May 10, 2003 at 10:21:28PM -0400, Daniel Carrera wrote:
> Alright, I have a brand-new 2048-bit ElGamal key and I want to upload it
> to a keyserver. How do I do that?
> In which other ways do people usually advertise their public key?
> I plan on starting to sign my emails, but that doesn't advertise my public
> key, does it?
It advertises the keyid of your signing key, which someone could then
use to retrieve the key from a keyserver. Of course, it has to get to
the keyserver first.
Use "gpg --keyserver wwwkeys.pgp.net --send-key (thekeyid)"
HOWEVER: DON'T DO THIS UNTIL YOU HAVE MADE A BACKUP AND A REVOCATION
The keyservers are filled with keys that are "lost" in one way or
another - keys that cannot be deleted, and cannot be revoked because
the key owner lost the secret key for whatever reason.
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