Issue1038

Title Specify and use multiple keyservers
Priority feature Status chatting
Category gnupg Due Date
Version ExtLink http://bugs.debian.org/93656 (go)
Superseder Nosy List dleidert, dshaw
Assigned To Topics gpg21  (help)

Created on 2009-05-07.10:07:42 by [P] dleidert, last changed 2015-05-11.18:50:57 by werner.

Messages
msg6313 (view) Author: werner Date: 2015-05-11.18:50:57
(funny due date removed)

Lot of things pertaining to keyservers changed in the meantime and we have a
couple of other things in mind as well.
msg3320 (view) Author: werner Date: 2009-09-03.17:28:45
We will do this in 2.1 and maybe backport it later
msg3030 (view) Author: dleidert Date: 2009-05-31.23:43:04
See these threads for example:

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=93656
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnupg/+bug/380093
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apt/+bug/380071

The common use case is, that one wants to fetch keys from a "local" keyserver
(the Debian/Ubuntu keyserver) and a public one.
msg3029 (view) Author: dshaw Date: 2009-05-31.23:27:31
The internals are already set for multiple keyservers (opt.keyserver is a
strlist, etc.)  I had to implement it for the auto-key-retrieve feature, which
does support multiple servers.

I suppose the use case here is to try a local keyserver (say, company-specific)
before trying a global one?
msg2945 (view) Author: werner Date: 2009-05-07.19:12:38
Using multiple keyserver might be a usable thing but with the current
infrastructure it is not easy to implement.

Asking several keyservers at once is not polite.  Having a fallback keyserver
would be a nice feature, though.
msg2940 (view) Author: dleidert Date: 2009-05-07.10:07:42
This has originally been reported as Debian bug #93656: Would you say that the
issue described there is the same as https://bugs.g10code.com/gnupg/issue139
(I'm not sure about the intention of #139) and that it will never be possible to
use multiple keyservers simultaneously or after-each-other?
History
Date User Action Args
2015-05-11 18:50:57wernersetpriority: wish -> feature
messages: + msg6313
duedate: 2010-02-01.00:00:00 ->
2013-04-22 07:54:11wernersettopic: + gpg21
2009-09-03 17:28:45wernersetmessages: + msg3320
duedate: 2010-02-01.00:00:00
2009-05-31 23:43:04dleidertsetmessages: + msg3030
2009-05-31 23:27:31dshawsetnosy: + dshaw
messages: + msg3029
2009-05-07 19:12:38wernersetcategory: gnupg
status: unread -> chatting
messages: + msg2945
2009-05-07 10:07:42dleidertcreate