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RE: Keyserver Question [ Reply ]
By: Mark W on 2020-05-24 22:16
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That makes sense. It could just be an odd one in the pool. I will take a look at that WKD wiki.

Thanks

RE: Keyserver Question [ Reply ]
By: Bernhard Reiter on 2020-05-22 07:47
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Hi Mark,

to further analyse this, you would need to use the servers directly (and not the 'pools')
and say which pubkeys you are trying to look up. ;)

I'm not sure if it is worth the effort, as the public key-server are just a way of discovering pubkeys and it is not the only way. We believe that WKD (see wiki.gnupg.org/WKD) can be a great addition which allows for a much improved user experience.

Regards,
Bernhard


RE: Keyserver Question [ Reply ]
By: Mark W on 2020-05-20 14:17
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Hi Bernhard,

Thanks for the clarification. That is interesting they come back with different results as the keys in I looked up are literally over a decade old.

Anyway I will keep that in mind that if I don't find a key on one server to try another.

RE: Keyserver Question [ Reply ]
By: Bernhard Reiter on 2020-05-20 09:19
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Hi Mark,
there is no preferred key-server. Note that both addresses are pools, so even if you use the same, they may get end up on different servers that may give different results. ;)

Regards,
Bernhard

Keyserver Question [ Reply ]
By: Mark W on 2020-05-19 16:57
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I noticed an odd thing when looking up some keys on the keyserver. I have Enigmail set to use hkps://hkps.pool.sks-keyservers.net as the first keyserver in the list (and checked the box to always use the first keyserver). When I searched for an old key of mine (from a long gone email address) it came up with 3 keys. When did the same query using Kleopatra which uses hkp://keys.gnupg.net as its only keyserver, it only found 2. I was under the impression that this keyserver was an alias for the first one so should (IMO) provide the same results.

So my question is, there a "preferred" keyserver to use for both?

Thanks