Remove photos from OpenPGP key in the keyservers
bjmgeek at gmail.com
Tue Mar 8 17:36:20 CET 2016
On 03/08/2016 11:08 AM, Anthony Papillion wrote:
> I'm pretty sure that, if you just send your modified key to the
> keyserver again, it will replace the one that's there.
I tried it, deleting some subkeys locally, and adding others. I
submitted it to the keyservers, but now all the keys, old and new, are
on the servers. GnuPG (and probably other products) will use the newest
subkey for a given purpose (encryption, signing, etc.) if it is usable.
For instance, I have a key with some ECC keys and some DSA and El Gamal
keys. GnuPG version 1 will automatically use the newest El Gamal key
for encrypting to my public key. GnuPG version 2 uses the newest ECC
keys for encrypting to my key (because I created them later). After
receiving the key from the keyservers (which I did in an isolated
environment), now both gpg 1 and gpg2 use the most recent usable key for
encryption, which is the El Gamal one.
I say all that to say, the keyservers won't replace your existing key,
they only merge.
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