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Automatic key retrieval for gnupg
Date: October 2nd, 2006 by SiD3WiNDR
Categories: Interweb, Networking, Security

Prepare for another blog storm… first a nice tip I found on this page

Sometimes I use mutt to read my mail, which nicely autodecrypts and checks pgp/gpg signatures. But then I’d need to retrieve everybody’s public key, like the Ubuntu security etc (which I couldn’t find anywhere by the way), but no more! gnupg now automatically retrieves keys from the keyserver you specify just by adding keyserver-options “auto-key-retrieve” into ~/.gnupg/gpg.conf.

I don’t know if this makes it any less secure though… but WorksForMe(tm) 


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