auto refresh-keys

David Shaw dshaw at
Fri Jun 18 21:42:39 CEST 2010

On Jun 14, 2010, at 7:58 PM, MFPA wrote:

> On Monday 14 June 2010 at 5:50:32 PM, in
> <mid:4C165DD8.5020903 at>, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
>> Network or keyserver failures during an auto-refresh
>> should be accepted and the rest of the operation should
>> continue (though the last-refreshed time shouldn't be
>> updated).
>> What if the network and keyserver are both available,
>> but the keyserver has never heard of the key in
>> question?
> Same as Network or keyserver failure: there is no available
> auto-update, so warn and continue with the requested operations.

The danger here is that it might take a long time (minutes+) to realize that the keyserver and/or network wasn't going to cooperate.  This could seriously slow down many GPG operations.


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