Can't propagate key through public keyservers

Werner Koch wk at
Fri Oct 27 19:26:24 CEST 2006

On Fri, 27 Oct 2006 16:10, David SMITH said:

> I'm having some problems with my GnuPG-generated key.  I have one
> primary DSA for signing (which does not expire), and then every 6 months
> I generate a new El-Gamal encryption key (which expires after 6 months).

That is fine.  Many folks do it like this.

> Now, when I upload my public key to a keyserver it all appears to go OK,
> but when someone else then tries to download my key, the sub-key is
> missing/doesn't work.

You are using an old and proken keyserver.  The pks keyservers are
known to not work correct with several subkeys.  You better replace
them by a modern implementation like SKS or ONAK.



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