Preserving public keyserver network (Re: Which keyserver)

Andrew Gallagher andrewg at
Fri Oct 23 15:05:26 CEST 2020

On 23/10/2020 13:23, Andrew Gallagher wrote:
> * Hints could take the form of fake preferred-keyserver subpackets, in a
> similar manner to fake "fpr:DEADBEEF" user-id packets that have been
> previously discussed to support UID-less key refresh on legacy systems
> (could both be combined in a single fake BIND sig?).

After a little further thought, such a combined-bind is wrongheaded. The
entire point of fake userids is that userids are (potentially) personal
data and therefore can't sync. ;-) So we'd have to bind the fake
preferred-keyserver subpacket separately.

Andrew Gallagher

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