[Sks-devel] stripping GD sigs (was: Re: clean sigs)

Johan Wevers johanw at vulcan.xs4all.nl
Fri Sep 9 13:11:30 CEST 2005

Alphax wrote:

>Carrying out a full cleaning of keys stored on keyservers would
>seriously damage the WoT.

Too bad. However, if you just strip the GD signature off the damage won't
be too large.

>Removing duplicated signatures however would probably have little impact,
>assuming you are removing only the newest ones

Don't you mean keeping the newst ones?

>I have friends who currently don't want to use PGP because they fear that
>their keys will be uploaded to a keyserver, and then they will be spammed
>forever more.

They don't HAVE to add their email address to their key. I've seen several
keys with only a name in it. After all, pgp/gpg is also usable without
email. You can also use it to distribute encrypted files by carrying them
on a floppy/CD/memory stick/whatever.

ir. J.C.A. Wevers         //  Physics and science fiction site:
johanw at vulcan.xs4all.nl   //  http://www.xs4all.nl/~johanw/index.html
PGP/GPG public keys at http://www.xs4all.nl/~johanw/pgpkeys.html

More information about the Gnupg-users mailing list