Question about fingerprints and keys uploaded to keyservers

gabriel rosenkoetter gr at
Sun Feb 22 04:00:53 CET 2004

On Sat, Feb 21, 2004 at 11:49:27PM -0500, David Shaw wrote:
> I wonder if the fact that PKS and the server have
> several identical bugs says something about the genealogy of
>  PKS has been somewhat fixed at this point, but
> hasn't.  I think(?) the PKS licence allows for this, but
> it's interesting anyway.

I think that the folks' (purposeful or accidental)
secrecy is so pervasive is a bit more interesting. And, even if
their keyserver weren't broken, would be reason enough to not want
to use them. One thing that we can be pretty sure of at this point
is that secrecy of a few[1] doesn't aid strong cryptography.

Have you ever actually had contact with "Highware Inc" or with
Sebastian Lemmens of Brussels, Brabant 1060? Have you tried calling
them? (The whois record lists several phone numbers and fax numbers.)

gabriel rosenkoetter
gr at

[1] That qualification because the secrecy of the NSA works just
fine... because they have an internal community large enough to be
self-sufficient for cryptography.
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