PGP Global Directory does not send verification email
2014-667rhzu3dc-lists-groups at riseup.net
Sat Aug 22 14:02:37 CEST 2015
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On Saturday 22 August 2015 at 11:02:59 AM, in
<mid:55D848D3.2090401 at gmail.com>, rpr wrote:
> "A pending key submission is already in progress for
> email addresses on the submitted key. The instructions
> in the previous verification emails must be followed in
> order to make a change, or you may resubmit this
> request in 24 hours."
I would try again the next day. (-:
> Has anyone seen this recently?
I just tried uploading a key using PGP Global Directory's website
interface, it thought about it for nearly two minutes and then told me
"An unexpected error has occured [sic]. Please try your request
again." This was repeated twice with that key, then happened again
with another key.
> BTW, I would like to publish my PGP keys to the PGP
> Global Directory as it offers a better protection
> against harvesting email addresses by spammers
Conventional keyservers contain many keys with obsolete email
addresses in their UIDs, so much of the harvest would be of no use.
Any results returned by PGP Global Directory will contain email
addresses that were valid in the last six months or so.
> Harvesting email addresses from OpenPGP key servers is
> quite easy.
Not as easy as generating email addresses at random.
> Try the following commands:
> gpg --keyserver hkp://pool.sks-keyservers.net --search-keys rms
> gpg --keyserver hkp://pool.sks-keyservers.net --search-keys rpr
The first gave me 130 hits, the second 27 hits. But use a search term
that would bring up lots of matches and you get nothing. Try:-
gpg --keyserver hkp://pool.sks-keyservers.net --search-keys gmail
gpg --keyserver hkp://pool.sks-keyservers.net --search-keys yahoo
gpg --keyserver hkp://pool.sks-keyservers.net --search-keys john
gpg --keyserver hkp://pool.sks-keyservers.net --search-keys smith
MFPA <mailto:2014-667rhzu3dc-lists-groups at riseup.net>
Something must be done. This is something. Therefore, we must do it.
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