Keyserver doesn't honour signature removal
nik at naturalnet.de
Sun Apr 12 14:35:34 CEST 2009
that is, I can add anything I want to my key, but never remove it? Not
I understand that I cannot remove keys, but I think any changes that
require my secret key would be ok :( ...
John W. Moore III schrieb:
> Dominik George wrote:
> > Is it even possible to remove signatures from a key and distribute this
> > change? Or am I doing something wrong?
> What lands on the Keyservers stays on the Keyservers, forever. :(
> This is due to the sharing/gossip nature of most Keyservers. There are
> 2 Keyservers I am aware of which do not share/gossip; Big Lumber & PGP
> Global Directory. Of these 2 _only_ BL prevents anyone but the
> Key/Account Owner from 'changing' the listed Key.
> Listing Your Key at www.biglumber.com will allow You to display Your Key
> exactly as You desire it to appear and folks may be directed to retrieve
> it from there via a Comment line or a signature tagline. I am not aware
> of the ability to specify the Big Lumber listing in a 'Preferred
> Keyserver' flag.
> IMO, the benefits of having One's Key available via auto-retrieval
> outweighs the hassle of undesired Signatures and the 'baggage' of
> old/revoked UID's. YMMV
> JOHN ;)
> Timestamp: Sunday 12 Apr 2009, 08:00 --400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
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