subkeys problem

Jason Harris jharris at
Thu Feb 17 05:55:35 CET 2005

On Thu, Feb 17, 2005 at 01:13:58AM +0000, Andy Smith wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 16, 2005 at 07:34:28PM -0500, Jason Harris wrote:

> > Your key on the SKS servers has a lot of subkey signatures
> > misplaced on userids:

> How should I go about cleaning that up?

One would have to modify SKS.  But the LDAP keyservers (at least
the older ones) have the same problem.

> >  sub  4096g/788FA859 2002-07-25 [subkey, revoked?]
> >       Key fingerprint = 43A9 5BF3 7FF4 76EE 4694  DBCB E47E 70A6 788F A859

> Thanks for that - what would you suggest I do to clean it up a bit
> though?  0x788FA859 isn't even in my current key and I have no way
> to remove information from key servers, right?

Right.  GPG doesn't import it, so it shouldn't be a problem.  However,
if you did create that subkey and can find it in a backup somewhere,
you should be able to revoke it or begin using it, and/or decrypt any
data previously encrypted to it.

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