subkey types and preferences...

David Shaw dshaw at
Sat Jul 17 16:34:08 CEST 2004

On Sat, Jul 17, 2004 at 07:52:36AM +0700, Ivan Boldyrev wrote:
> On 8807 day of my life David Shaw wrote:
> >> What do 'no-modify' and 'MDC' flags mean?
> >
> > no-ks-modify is a flag that asks keyservers to not accept changes to
> > your key (i.e. new signatures) unless they came from you.  No public
> > keyserver actually honors this flag, but it's part of the OpenPGP
> > standard so we allow setting it.
> What is "from me"?  Changes signed with my key?  Or some other kind of
> authentification may be provided by server?  Or it is not specified by
> standard?

Not specified.  The actual language in the standard says:

   the key holder requests that this key only be modified or
   updated by the key holder or an administrator of the key server.

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