Remove public key from keyserver
Robert J. Hansen
rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Mon Jan 15 21:09:52 CET 2018
> Correct, but would it be really a big loss if we would loose all the
> old fashioned key servers tomorrow? For me not.
I personally know Syrians and Iranians who have given me bear hugs at
conferences when they hear I'm involved with GnuPG, Enigmail, and am on
the periphery of SKS. A common theme with these people is they believe,
on the basis of reasonable evidence, that their governments are involved
in active campaigns to intercept and/or degrade communications,
including by CNO means.
I have been asked probably ten times in the past five years by
dissidents, "Can I trust the keyservers? Is there any way to tamper
with the data on them?"
I have always told them the keyservers are trustworthy, and that they
are designed to never delete or modify existing data. This seems to be
a great relief to those dissidents. If the keyserver network were to go
away tomorrow, it would definitely impact people in repressive regimes.
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