Question About Accumulated Bad Signatures in Public Key
John W. Moore III
jmoore3rd at bellsouth.net
Sat Jul 25 01:36:58 CEST 2009
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Erik Lotspeich wrote:
> 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.
The simple & direct Answer is that anything that gets recorded on
Keyservers _stays_ there forever. :-\
There is *no* was to delete a Key from the Public Keyservers.
Timestamp: Friday 24 Jul 2009, 19:36 --400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
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