Verification via the web of trust

Brian Minton brian at
Tue Mar 22 17:55:17 CET 2016

One idea I've been tossing about: import the whole dump.  I read that gpg
2.1 uses a new efficient key database called keybox. It would be
interesting to see if it could handle that much data, and if so, gpg could
do the WoT calculations directly.

On Tue, Mar 22, 2016, 9:33 AM Lachlan Gunn <lachlan at> wrote:

> Hello,
> Apologies if this is an excessively newbie question, but is there any
> reasonably automated way to do verification via the web-of-trust when
> you don't have all the intermediate steps in the keyring already?
> All the pathfinders I've seen have been full-on HTML websites, is there
> anything out there more suitable for scripting?  If not, is there a
> reason?  I have a keyserver dump, a newly-written OpenPGP
> parser/verifier, and a mild sense of irritation :)
> Thanks,
> Lachlan
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