Using the "preferred keyserver URL" in GnuPG 1.4
dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Tue Dec 21 15:01:22 CET 2004
On Tue, Dec 21, 2004 at 03:19:57AM -0500, Todd wrote:
> David Shaw wrote:
> > GnuPG 1.4 adds a new "preferred keyserver" feature, that lets you
> > include a URL with your key and/or with signatures you issue to help
> > the recipient know where and how to get your key.
> This is a damn cool feature. Thanks for adding it!
> I have a few questions about it after poking around with it briefly.
> > To add a URL to your key, follow these steps:
> > 1) gpg --edit-key (yourkey)
> > 2) keyserver (yoururl)
> > 3) save
> Doing this, I was surprised to find that the revoked user ids on my
> key were now not shown as revoked. I'm guessing that's due to the new
> signature added when the preferred keyserver was added? I ended up
> selecting the non-revoked user ids and then using the keyserver
> command. Is this the intended way to go about things? It seemed
> rather unintuitive at first glance.
Different result, but underneath it's the same bug that Simon
Josefsson saw. Try the patch I just sent to the list.
> > The URLs can be:
> > http for a file on the web
> > for example: http://www.jabberwocky.com/key.asc
> I tried using a pobox.com URL. When I tested it I received this
> message from gpg:
> Key available at: http://www.pobox.com/~tmz/pgp/tmz.asc
> requesting key D654075A from http server www.pobox.com
> no valid OpenPGP data found.
> requesting key D654075A from hkp server subkeys.pgp.net
> Again I'm just guessing, but I figure it's because pobox.com redirects
> to where my current ISP gives me some webspace. I'd like to be able
> to put a preferred keyserver url in my key and signatures that won't
> change often, hence the pobox.com url would be nice to use. Is it a
> conscious decision not to follow redirects or just a limitation of the
> gpg http code (or a complete misunderstanding on my part, hehe)?
Good guess - it is indeed that the http code does not follow
redirects. I have to think about how best to handle this.
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