Garbled data in keyservers

Stefan Claas stefan.claas at
Sun Dec 9 20:48:38 CET 2018

On Sun, 09 Dec 2018 20:34:55 +0100, Dirk Gottschalk wrote:
> Am Sonntag, den 09.12.2018, 20:03 +0100 schrieb Stefan Claas:

Hi Dirk,

> A weekend job... Muhahahahahahaha, you don't do much programming,
> don't you? One would have to write an email bot, change the keyserver
> code to no longer accept submissions via HKP, then it would be
> neccessary do disable HKP for upload in GnuPG to avoid broken Clients
> and so on.

Mind you in the 90's PGP key servers accepted also email and Usenet
submissions, if i remember correctly. The keyword was then simple
the word "add" in the subject line of an email.


> > People can then still use the old key servers (until they may become
> > obsolete...) or use keybase.  
> Keybase is an option, yes., And the Keyservers could be fixed. HKP for
> retrieval is very comfortable and there is no need to disable also the
> retrieval.

The retrieval is of course good and it did not say something about it. 


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