Remove public key from keyserver (was: Hide UID From Public Key Server By Poison Your Key?)

Matthias Mansfeld m.mansfeld at
Mon Jan 15 20:27:14 CET 2018

On 15 Jan 2018 at 18:53, Andrew Gallagher wrote:

> > On 15 Jan 2018, at 16:39, Stefan Claas <stefan.claas at>
> > wrote:
> > 
> > Maybe we need (a court) case were a PGP user requests the removal of
> > his / her keys until the operators and code maintainers wake up?
> You also need to prove that removal is technically possible. Otherwise
> all that such a court case will achieve is to shut down the
> keyservers.

OK, THIS should be basically possible to implement, in the same way 
like a new or updated key propagates itself. Not now but would be a 
good idea. And with no warranty however that this key  is not 
anywhere else backbackbackupped and eventually loaded up again....

Exists any flag for pubkeys "please do never ever store this key on a 
keyserver", if not, would be a good idea, too. There are many reasons 
NOT to want a key on the keyservers.

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