Question About Accumulated Bad Signatures in Public Key
erik at lotspeich.org
Fri Jul 24 22:37:21 CEST 2009
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The public key that I use for work has accumulated various "bad
signatures". To be honest, I don't know how these signatures got there.
Anyway, I can use GPG to "clean" the public key and remove them.
Public key servers do not seem to scrub or clean public keys. Is it a
reasonable thing to delete the public key and re-add it? This doesn't
seem to be something that most public keyservers allow or recommend. Or
is it normal for bad signatures to accumulate over the years and it is
to be expected.
Note that in my case the bad signatures are redundant since there are
good, valid, signatures in addition to the valid bad ones by those
I hope that I've explained this clearly. I've searched on the Internet
and I haven't seen a definitive answer.
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