(my) E-mail address not found by 'https://keys.openpgp.org'

Henning Follmann hfollmann at itcfollmann.com
Wed Mar 16 15:57:58 CET 2022

On Wed, Mar 16, 2022 at 01:13:00PM +0100, Hubert Lombard wrote:
> Hello !
> I recently started to get interested in GPG. Last week, during my first
> tests, I sent my first key to 'keys.gnupg.net'
> but I understood only yesterday that this server could have been
> compromised since 2019. When I tried to revoke the key permanently, it
> was not found.
> So I deleted the key from my computer with Seahorse, and immediately
> after, still with Seahorse, I generated  a new key pair using the same
> email address and choosing the key server 'keys.openpgp.org'

Why? The integrity of your privat key will not be affected by the
keyserver you put your public key on.

> When creating this new key pair, instead of going directly to the
> revocation step, I sent my public key.
> After that, I performed the revocation step.

That again does not make any sense. Why would you create a key pair
just to revoke this immediately?

> Could the inversion of these 2 steps have had an impact on the fact
> that 'https://keys.openpgp.org/' does not find my e-mail address?
> On the other hand, it does find my
> E67C43563F94C4756557A483B2A8FF57185B13B0 key
> I'm wondering at this point if there is an error I could fix or if it's
> better to revoke/delete this current key-pair.

Maybe you want to read the GNU Privacy Handbook
It is not a perfect beginners guide but it may give you a better 
understanding how things are working.

> Thank in advance for your advice
> Regards
> Hubert
> -- 
> Hubert Lombard <contact at hubert-lombard.website>
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