WKD for GitHub pages

Stefan Claas spam.trap.mailing.lists at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 19:31:23 CET 2021

On Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 8:42 AM Daniele Nicolodi <daniele at grinta.net> wrote:
> On 12/01/2021 23:30, Stefan Claas wrote:
> > The reason why I like also the option for, let's say github.io pages
> > is that, like I have shown in the whole thread that a very well known
> > site like GitHub, with it's millions of software developes allows one
> > to host, via WKD, a mutli-purpose usage public-key without revealing
> > to much details.
> I still don't understand why you insist on WKD when it seems to do not
> support your use case, nor to offer any advantage over a simpler
> wget -O- https://sac001.github.io/foobar.asc | gpg --import
> given that the relation between the identifiers
> "stefan at sac001.github.io" or "https://sac001.github.io/foobar.asc" and
> the key you are retrieving is the same, ie none.

Hi Dan,

Good question, WKD is a valid option to retrieve pub keys with OpenPGP
apps people use and rely on. I could for example also use curl to retrieve
keys from Hagrid or SKS. ;-)


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