allowed commands on keys that keyservers handle correctly

Werner Koch wk at
Thu Oct 20 13:36:55 CEST 2005

On Thu, 20 Oct 2005 12:15:24 +0200, Realos  said:

> I did not spot any comprehensive documentation on the web about what
> kind of key-update different keyservers allow. 

They always merge keys.

> If I like to remove my signature from a certain key and/or uid, what is
> the best approach to that? Does it make sense to revoke the signature or
> just delete it? I find both of these commands in "gpg" software but am
> unclear what to use.

You need to revoke the signature once you have lost full control over
the public key (i.e. uploaded it to a keyserver).  Deleting a
signature/uid or key makes only sense if you can replace all copies
with the updated one.



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