Plan B - Who carries the torch?

Stefan Claas spam.trap.mailing.lists at
Tue Jan 5 16:46:20 CET 2021

On Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 3:44 PM Werner Koch via Gnupg-users
<gnupg-users at> wrote:
> On Tue,  5 Jan 2021 07:27, Jean-David Beyer said:
> > Building a web of trust is so hopeless, from my point of view, that I
> > have abandonned gnupg. I have made keys for myself, obtained enigmail
> Virtually nobody uses the WoT.  What people use are direct key
> signatures.  That is you verify a key's owner and then sign that key.
> Usually not even exportable.  Verification is often done by trust on
> first use.  And that is okay for the majority of use cases.

Not sure I understand you correctly, but why are then SKS key servers
still in operation, which allows third parties to look up who signed
who's key and with what trust level and GnuPG's WoT support, compared
to sq and Hagrid?


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