what is "correct" for users' Preferred keyserver ?

Doug Barton dougb at dougbarton.us
Thu Aug 14 07:08:42 CEST 2014

On 08/12/2014 11:27 PM, shmick at riseup.net wrote:
> i've seen a multitude of ways people input data into this pref
> for example, some people put a link to their public key .asc or .txt file
> some others put a link to an actual keyserver
> from the name of the actual pref, it states a keyserver, so shouldn't
> users input a link to their Preferred keyserver and not a link to
> download a public key or txt file ?

Please don't use this option, or encourage its use. It leads to the trap 
described here:


which most users (even those few who update their keyrings) cannot 
figure out how to escape.

There is no good reason to use this option, and the public key servers 
are vastly preferable in any case.


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