Key Discovery Made Simple

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Tue Aug 30 20:12:15 CEST 2016

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I hate to be the one to rain on this parade, but this seems like a mistake.

>   GnuPG 2.1 provides an simple but efficient solution to store a key
>   under a well known URL and lookup it up via https.

Most of our users don't run their own domains, don't have full authority over the mail server, and don't have webservers that can deliver static pages over TLS.  A solution that depends on this trifecta of capabilities should not be called "simple".  Just getting TLS running on a webserver can be a frustrating ordeal.

IMO, GnuPG development should be guided by a concern for regular users, not power users.  I'd like it if we could aim new features at regular users.

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