Series of minor questions about OpenPGP 1

John Clizbe John at
Mon Feb 2 02:43:19 CET 2009

Peter Thomas wrote:
> On really last addition on this (promised :-) ):
> I tried to mix up keys with new and old packet header types.
> Is it desired that gnupg simply converts them back to old packet
> headers (if possible) without any notice to the user?
> What will keyservers do when someone uploads a key with e.g. old
> packet headers,... that's already there, but just with new packet
> headers?

I imagine that would depend on the individual keyserver code and how the
author(s) read the RFC at the time the code was created.

The code is available. Help yourself.

John P. Clizbe                      Inet:John (a)
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