keyserver spam

Jerome Baum jerome at
Sat Dec 17 17:34:23 CET 2011

On 2011-12-17 16:42, Aaron Toponce wrote:
> I guess Anonymous or LULZ Security, or the like, could do it out of sheer
> entertainment, but it would die quickly, as the effort in maintaining the
> noise outweighs the benefit of annoying users by several orders of
> magnitude.

I think the point was that with the current keyserver setup, it wouldn't
die off at all and there is basically no cost to maintaining the noise.
You can easily grow the database to a crazy size and it'll be difficult
to shrink it back down, as the keyservers keep syncing and you have to
coordinate the entire network or the noise will just keep coming back.

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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