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Re: At last




I wanted to test the key I put in pgpMIT so using seahorse I find that "Find Remote Keys" will go out on the Internet and try to match and get key data for the key ID you give it from the remote sites. There are two listed.

I looked for my new key but it was not to be found. I tried some other peoples key and they could not be found either. I have found my own this way in weeks past.

Why is it not working now? I am an Electrical Engineer and I can visualize what pgpMIT must have in a hardware sense. For sure it has a computer with a database which is backed up very well to other computers at MIT. The problem is some hardware that was hand made or perhaps software written on another computer that can be reached by the Internet. It has to have handshake system that takes data at unknown speed and stores it for a short time. It has to have logic that knows what the input must be, and when it is done. Also it checks the data it saved and if it passes it tells the sender it is done.

Another program is needed to also listen to the Internet for a person wanting to check/get the public key of someone. This data is shorter like 8 bytes and can be selected in that way. There are problems however with selecting a path based on data length alone. In any case this data is sent to the main computer database and the proper data withdrawn and sent to the remote computer connected to it. There is a rats-nest of loops in such a device and I bet it fails a lot of the time. It gets a lot of garbled data input from the world and that does the trick.

At this moment I can't reach this server with my seahorse and I know at least in concept why.


Karl

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