hashed user IDs [was: Re: Security of the gpg private keyring?]

John Clizbe John at enigmail.net
Sat Mar 12 07:20:45 CET 2011

Ben McGinnes wrote:
> On 11/03/11 12:10 AM, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
>> Not at all.  Every few days the keyserver network posts complete dumps
>> of all the certificates in the system.  (Or, more accurately, various
>> people within the network do.)  This exists so that new volunteers who
>> want to contribute their services to the community can get their own
>> servers bootstrapped.
> Out of curiosity, how big is that now?

Checking both of my keyservers:

Total number of keys: 2922831
    @ 2011-03-12 00:00:46 CST
    @ 2011-03-12 00:00:06 CST

103 servers (from http://www.sks-keyservers.net/status/)
  64 active in the pool, 39 excluded from the pool (for various reasons)

John P. Clizbe                      Inet:   John (a) Enigmail DAWT net
FSF Assoc #995 / FSFE Fellow #1797  hkp://keyserver.gingerbear.net  or
     mailto:pgp-public-keys at gingerbear.net?subject=HELP

Q:"Just how do the residents of Haiku, Hawai'i hold conversations?"
A:"An odd melody / island voices on the winds / surplus of vowels"

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