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Re: [Sks-devel] terminating

From: Kim Minh Kaplan
Subject: Re: [Sks-devel] terminating
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2010 19:09:43 +0200

As a quick and *dirty* implementation of key deletion I see two possibilities:

1. One way would be to add a blacklist file of keyids that the server
will refuse to add to its own database.  This would probably have to
be complemented with a blacklist of fingerprints dynamically
maintained by the recon process to avoid repeated exchange of the
blacklisted keys.

2. Another way would be to use a blacklist file of keyids to censor
only the retrival process of the key. That is although the key is
still in the database, the server will refuse to disclose its content.

Compared to proper deletion of keys from the SKS network these
mecanism enable each server admin to abide by his own policy.  They
also have their cons: solution 1 could lead to some form of
partitioning of the network.  Also peers will know which key is being
blacklisted through the recon protocol.  Solution 2 could be one step
short of fullfilling legal obligations as the data is still in the

Kim Minh.

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