Delete key from keyserver
kuestner at macnews.de
Fri Oct 21 23:47:06 CEST 2005
I'm still in the process of learning how to use GPG for signing and
encrypting messages. I use MacGPG on, you guessed it, OS X.
The interface of the GPG Keychain app makes it really easy to do some
powerful stuff. And you know how it is, if powerful stuff is put in
the hands of ignorant people:
Now I'm stuck with what you never want to get stuck with: I have keys
on the keyserver that I don't want to be there and I don't want have
the private key anymore. The keys are of unlimited validity.
I have the passphrase, though, and I thought that this must be the
key (no pun intended) to everything. Unfortunately, the more I read
about it, the more I learn how wrong I am.
I understand that technically there is no software command that I
could send off anywhere that could fix the situation, right?
But somebody must be owning and administrating the keyserver
subkeys.pgp.net. How can I get to this person? And how can I prove
that I am the rightful fool to request deletion of those keys from
I cannot believe that minutes of stupidity will leave the servers
running with in a sense corrupt entries for the rest of the lifetime
of gpg/pgp technologies. Surely this whole scheme must have a method,
maybe manual and not-free support, for such a scenario?
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