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

David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Fri Sep 9 14:50:52 CEST 2005

On Fri, Sep 09, 2005 at 11:02:56AM +0200, Johan Wevers wrote:
> David Shaw wrote:
> >I'd be all in favor of an option where users could elect to filter out
> >keys: that would put the user in control.  Forcing your decision on
> >others by stripping signatures is a very disturbing step.
> Considering the behaviour of the GD, I'd say it's also a practical issue
> about resources: if it keeps signing keys like this, an SKS server might
> well be in need of seriously more hardware than it is now. Someone's got
> to pay for that, amd I don't think all keyserver maintainers want to.

I have sympathy for that argument, so wouldn't it be good to trace
down where the sigs are entering the keyserver net, and ask whoever is
doing it to stop?  It seems like the obvious first step.


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