keys require a user-id

Andrew Gallagher andrewg at
Wed May 20 11:55:51 CEST 2020

On 18/05/2020 07:14, Werner Koch via Gnupg-users wrote:
> Go readup on the failures and impracticalities of CRLs and OCSP.

While I agree that revocation is a Very Hard Problem, I'm not convinced
that its abandonment is warranted. Letsencrypt have sidestepped the
issue by issuing short-expiration certs and requiring users to
continually refresh. This is practical for servers under X509 (where
automation is easy and the trust model is centralised) but not for
hyper-distributed PGP. So while revocation cannot be entirely relied
upon, it's still better than nothing and I think we should continue to
support it as best we can.

Andrew Gallagher

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