GD doesn't always accept revocations

Jason Harris jharris at
Wed Feb 9 21:01:11 CET 2005

On Wed, Feb 09, 2005 at 02:53:58PM -0500, David Shaw wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 09, 2005 at 02:33:19PM -0500, Jason Harris wrote:

> > It seems the GD doesn't always accept revocations for keys it stores:

> > Note that the key is returned from
> > _without its revocation_:
> :
>   Can I post a revoked key to the PGP Global Directory?
>   No. The PGP Global Directory includes many features to prevent it
>   from being filled with unusable keys. One of these features is that
>   the directory does not support revoked keys. Instead of revoking
>   your key, simply remove it from the directory.
> In short, it's a feature.  I'm not sure I completely like that
> feature, but nevertheless, the GD is operating as intended.

Revoked keys are supposed to be _removed_ from the GD, period.

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