My public key block appears different on keyservers

David Shaw dshaw at
Wed Jul 1 16:15:48 CEST 2009

On Jul 1, 2009, at 9:05 AM, Matt Gantner wrote:

> Hello.
> I have uploaded my public key (GnuPG v2.0.10 (Darwin)) via command
> line and copy / paste methods into and
> and when I look up the key on the systems they are different. I have
> been looking at this problem for a few days and uploading my keys to
> servers. So far none have shown me the same key that I produce on my
> machine.

Not a bug or a problem.  OpenPGP keys can be represented in many  
different, but functionally equivalent, ways.  Different keyservers  
may choose different packet length types, etc.  In your particular  
case, it looks like they just chose different places to place line  
breaks in the ascii output.


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