recommendation for key servers

Werner Koch wk at
Wed Jul 7 09:14:49 CEST 2021

On Tue,  6 Jul 2021 15:59, Daniel Kahn Gillmor said:

> There are no published specifications for how to canonically order
> OpenPGP packets, but i sketched a proposal here:

There has never been a need for such an ordering except for what the
specs require.  Introducing a specific order will make most applications
non-compliant.  Further, and more important, it does not help because an
application can't rely on this and needs to do sort anyway.

ASN.1 DER rules for a SET require a specific order but OpenPGP
fortuntalely avoid ASN.1 encodings.

> Adoption of such a canonical ordering would reduce the amount of
> computation for synchronizing keyservers, once they all adopted the same

Keyservers can of course do that if that better fits their processing



Die Gedanken sind frei.  Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.
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