what is "correct" for users' Preferred keyserver ?
dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Thu Aug 14 13:33:17 CEST 2014
On Aug 13, 2014, at 2:27 AM, 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 ?
It can be either. The definition of that option in the protocol is:
This is a URI of a key server that the key holder prefers be used for
updates. Note that keys with multiple User IDs can have a preferred
key server for each User ID. Note also that since this is a URI, the
key server can actually be a copy of the key retrieved by ftp, http,
GnuPG supports both the keyserver, and link-to-key cases.
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