Retrieving keys via v3 fingerprint

Alphax alphasigmax at
Wed May 3 10:29:52 CEST 2006

David Shaw wrote:
> On Wed, May 03, 2006 at 01:45:15AM +0930, Alphax wrote:
>> How does one get keys from a keyserver when only the v3 fingerprint is
>> known? I recovered the fingerprints from a trustdb (they had 00000000
>> appended), but I can't work out how to get them off a keyserver...
> You can't.  It would require the keyserver to be able to retrieve by
> v3 fingerprint and none can.

So, why does GPG store trustdb entries in this manner? I had a situation
where my keyring died, but my trustdb was intact... is there no way to
recover those keys? I still have the old keyring...

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