How to delete flooded key

Teemu Likonen tlikonen at
Wed Jul 10 12:49:10 CEST 2019

Patrick Brunschwig [2019-07-10T10:23:50+02] wrote:

> First users ask for support on getting rid of the keys flooded with
> signatures.

There is no need to get rid of the itself key, just the key signatures
which are the "flood". The commands are --edit-key and then "clean" or
"minimize". It is a good idea to also set that operation to guard the

    keyserver-options import-clean

That and other protective settings are enabled by default in GnuPG

"[Announce] GnuPG 2.2.17 released to mitigate attacks on keyservers"

///  OpenPGP key: 4E1055DC84E9DFF613D78557719D69D324539450
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