Strange entries in keyserver-listings

David Shaw dshaw at
Wed Nov 2 22:32:39 CET 2005

On Wed, Nov 02, 2005 at 10:20:28PM +0100, Christoph Anton Mitterer wrote:

> As you can see the same UID is listed twice (!!) and also parts of the 
> signatures are listed twice.
> Why is this the case and how can I avoid this? Or is this at all a 
> key-server-software-only related issue?

Welcome to the occasionally painful world of keyservers.  Briefly,
some of them mangle keys in various ways.  GnuPG knows about the
doubled user ID and will automatically repair it when you actually
retrieve the key.


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