SKS and GnuPG related issues and possible workarounds

Konstantin Boyandin lists at
Sat Jul 6 02:45:59 CEST 2019


Thanks to everyone who expressed their opinions (I read the thread, even
if I don't reply often). I didn't expect the discussion would become so
red-hot, however.

There's a Russian saying with closest English translation "two movings
are as devastating as one fire". I assume that transition to the
announced GnuPG pre-release, as well as gradual switching to the new
keyserver(s) may reduce the number of movings.

As for data staying forever in keyservers records - I assume no amount
of GDPRs may force the Internet to completely forget a piece of
information (while it still can be wiped from most public places).
Whereas can remove any site/page from their history (they
explain the procedure upon request), Archive Team and many others
definitely won't, and there's no magic to remove the piece of
information from everywhere. So it's just a fact, anyone can post
anything that will stay for long.

ATM, none of systems I use GnuPG in has been hit with the signature
flood disaster. If I might miss that point - is it possible to get,
somehow, the list of flooded keys IDs (if anyone keeps the stats)?

Konstantin Boyandin

On 05.07.2019 21:14, Stefan Claas via Gnupg-users writes:
> Wiktor Kwapisiewicz wrote:
>> On 03.07.2019 17:33, Stefan Claas via Gnupg-users wrote:
>>> Regarding my keybase presence, I can immediately close down my account
>>> and my data and the data from my followers is removed, cool eh?
>> I did a small experiment and it seems that your data is permanently 
>> preserved in sigchains of all people that follow you. Even if you delete 
>> your account.
>> ...
>> I did try to clarify this with Keybase people but did not get the reply 
>> (maybe you'd have more luck in this).
> Thanks for the info, much appreciated!
> I think also that people who delete their accounts can live with at
> least the fact that keybase searches in the interface no longer
> show up then their page, right?
> Regardíng, I think if one request the deletion of data
> there they have to follow too, same as Google and any others.
> We people should be thankful that this is since GDPR took place
> now possible, at least for EU citizens.
> Regards
> Stefan

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