recommendation for key servers

Стефан Васильев stefan.vasilev at
Mon Jun 28 21:46:43 CEST 2021

Andrew Gallagher wrote:

>> On 28 Jun 2021, at 18:02, Стефан Васильев via Gnupg-users 
>> <gnupg-users at> wrote:
>> When looking at the stats, why are there IMHO such high numbers
>> (daily) on updated pub keys, compared to submitted ones?
> It’s not clear, but it may be due to a lack of canonical ordering of
> packets. Say Alice and Bob have both signed my key, but keyserver A
> and keyserver B have different copies of my key with Alice and Bob’s
> signatures in opposite order from each other. These keys will have
> different checksums, even though they contain the same functional
> information. If the sync process doesn’t result in A and B reordering
> the sigs in the same way, then they will keep syncing (successfully!)
> forever, incrementing the number of changes each time.

Ah, thanks. That makes sense, but could be then considered, software
wise, as unwanted behaviour.


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