keyserver spam

Jerome Baum jerome at
Sat Dec 17 15:08:27 CET 2011

On 2011-12-17 14:58, gnupg at wrote:
> So you agree that there is a point where putting security measures in
> place is a good idea. Where you disagree with me, is you think it is
> unlikely that the keyservers will be abused in this manner in the near
> future.
> I guess neither of us can see into the future, but the prevalence of
> this sort of abuse on the Internet, always places me on the side of caution.

Yes this is definitely a subjective matter.

>> I would be very happy to see this become a problem in fact. It would
>> imply that OpenPGP is popular enough to attract script kiddies & co.
> It would only take one troll.

Sure. How many trolls do you see on gnupg-users?

PGP: A0E4 B2D4 94E6 20EE 85BA E45B 63E4 2BD8 C58C 753A
PGP: 2C23 EBFF DF1A 840D 2351 F5F5 F25B A03F 2152 36DA
No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.

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