useless test keys and keyservers
linux at codehelp.co.uk
Mon Feb 28 19:49:07 CET 2005
On Monday 28 February 2005 6:19 pm, Melissa Reese wrote:
> I think Neil made some interesting points about the automatic purging
Melissa, could you put your key on a keyserver somewhere?
> but I am very interested in a couple things the new PGP Global
> Directory beta makes possible, which allows a key owner to not only
> remove their own keys from the keyserver,
I don't like that option - I can't see any benefit to the ordinary user who
simply wants to check the signatures on my key. Plus the GD puts masses of
useless signatures on your key too - my key is one of those that will never
go on GD. It's fortunate that GD have implemented the
non-owner-refuse-submission as this is the only way of protecting your keys
from their signature attacks.
> but also to decide whether
> or not their keys are uploaded to the keyserver in the first place.
IMHO, anyone who signs emails to a public mailing list should make their
public key available with the minimum of fuss. This, to me, means putting it
on one of the recommended keyservers, e.g. subkeys.pgp.net
> These are two things I've been wanting to see for a long time, and
> wouldn't mind if all the keyservers adopted these options.
All keyservers support the option to not upload your key - it's just that once
a key is public, there's no real way of stopping it being submitted by
someone else. Thereagain, if the key IS public, it should be on a public
keyserver - that's my case.
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