Different fingerprints on different servers - general problem?

David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Tue Mar 9 09:41:20 CET 2004

On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 03:31:21PM +0100, Albert wrote:
> Sorry, for spam reasons, I am not willing to make the email-adresses 
> public, but I found out, that http://www.keyserver.net reports 
> other fingerprints than sks-servers, if a RSA-key was created first 
> and an El-Gamal-subkey was added. It could be also, that it happens 
> only if the key is larger than 1024. In this case a RSA key of 2048 
> was created and an El-Gamal-key of 4096. If it makes sense to use 
> such large keys is another question.
> SKS-servers show the same fingeprint than locally, so IMO 
> keyserver.net is a bad choice for checking fingerprints.

keyserver.net is broken in this and many other details.  Don't use it.


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