Plan B - Who carries the torch?
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Wed Jan 6 16:28:21 CET 2021
On Wed, Jan 6, 2021 at 3:00 PM Werner Koch <wk at gnupg.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 5 Jan 2021 16:46, Stefan Claas said:
> > 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
> Because that is the base of the WoT and there a legitimate use cases for
> this. You might also want to learn on how the WoT works to see why the
> keyservers don't carry any information on what you call "trust level"
> and what we call "ownertrust". Just in case you meant the signature
> class (0x10..0x13 aka generic,persona,casual,positive) the default is
> "generic" and you need to employ the --ask-cert-level option to change
> the default on a key by key case.
Thanks for the reply and clarifying.
> Further, the plan is to replace the SKS software by hockeypuck on the
> servers. Thus the existing defaults are still good defaults.
Ah, interesting. You know, what would be cool if a hockeypuck testnet would
be run first, starting from zero, so that everybody interested in this
network can participate, like submitting their keys etc. and later it
to a mainnet without old useless keys, to have a fresh and clean database.
I guess even the most hardcore SKS fan would agree that this should be not
to much work for users, submitting only once their actual key(s) and
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