Re: [openpgp] OpenPGP Web Key Directory I-D

Werner Koch <> Fri, 09 November 2018 11:20 UTC

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On Fri,  9 Nov 2018 11:50, said:

> It certainly would allow serving the data from static files.  If you
> wanted case-insensitivity and can't configure your webserver to smash

It is not only about the case but about allowed characters in a file
name.  In particular '/' and depending on file system the length.  Noet
that '/' is a valid character in the local part of the addrspec.

> Since you are still in the protocol design phase, you would no doubt
> welcome implementation and deployment of an alternative simpler

Nope.  It is in use for more than 2 years.

The only simpler thing which could have been done would be to skip the
hashing and directly use the z-base-32 encoding.  The only drawback
would have been that very long addresses won't work on all file systems.

Changes to the SVR record thing should be possible because I doubt that
this is widely used (Caesonia specifies it use, though).



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