Garbled data in keyservers

Wiktor Kwapisiewicz wiktor at
Wed Dec 5 12:23:52 CET 2018

Hi Claudio,

You may find these SKS issues relevant:

I'm not able to comment on the specifics of search implementation in SKS though...

Kind regards,

On 05.12.2018 10:31, Claudio Canavese wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm experiencing a strange behavior when looking for my email address on
> many keyserver web interfaces: I get al lot of garbled output from a key
> of someone else.
> I can't find and answer in this mailing list archives, so I decided to
> ask directly. Forgive me if it's a silly question.
> How to test this:
> 1) pick any keyserver, I tried ,
> ,
> 2) search any key but mine by email: works? Well, so it was for me
> 3) now try with this email address
> On eveything works well while on other
> keyservers I get 47Mb of garbled data from Yegor Timoshenko key, which I
> never signed and I don't know exactly why it's included in search
> results. I had to use wget to download the web page since any browser
> will crash.
> Is this a bug I should submit somewhere? 
> Can a key break the html output of a keyserver?
> Thanks you for your time ;-)
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