2 noob problems

Alex Mauer hawke at hawkesnest.net
Tue May 24 19:18:53 CEST 2005

David Shaw wrote:
> On Sat, May 21, 2005 at 10:53:12AM -0500, Alex L. Mauer wrote:
> There are several reasons why it is a good idea for keyservers to
> store multiple signatures, but the main one is that they do not
> currently have any crypto code to actually verify the signatures.
> Without the ability to know if a given signature is good or bad, the
> keyservers cannot make any decisions as to what signatures to keep or
> drop.

Aha, it makes sense now.  I had assumed that the keyservers were able to
verify signatures.

> GnuPG can verify signatures, of course, and so can safely prune them.
> Incidentally, PGP prunes as well.  It's the only way to keep keys to a
> rational size over a long period of time.

Then I guess I hope this feature will come along at some point.

-Alex Mauer "Hawke"
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