Garbled data in keyservers

Damien Goutte-Gattat dgouttegattat at
Mon Dec 10 15:56:54 CET 2018

On Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 02:25:08PM +0100, Wiktor Kwapisiewicz via Gnupg-users wrote:
> On 09.12.2018 20:48, Stefan Claas wrote:
> > 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.
> [...]
> I didn't manage to get it running though ("gpg: keyserver send failed: No
> keyserver available"), probably it depends on some package that I don't have
> locally.

As far as I know, most keyservers nowadays no longer accepts key
submission by e-mail. Those that still support the e-mail
interface only do so to allow *querying* the keyserver, not
*adding* any key; that is, they only support the INDEX and the GET
commands, not the ADD command.

- Damien
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