#11 nym mode loses nym keys?

Client (9)

o Create nyms on two different nymservers using the
same userid and nickname on both.

Mix generates warnings saying key is not unique.

o Delete and recreate one of the nyms because the reply
block didn't work.

The deletion arrives at the nym server and is processed
properly. The recreated nym creation request later
arrives at the nym server, but mix still doesn't show
the nym in its local list. This makes using the nym
rather difficult.

A way to display, export, and import pgp keys would help
in further diagnosis of this problem.

My original supposition was that Mix is using the
nickname to look up keys, resulting in collisions.
Cursory examination of pgp_preferredalgo() in pgpdb.c
suggests the situation is a mite more complex.


  • Len Sassaman

    Len Sassaman - 2002-01-10

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    I'm deferring this until later, since it is a client
    problem. I suspect that the nym handling may need a bit of
    considerable work still, and I would like to make the
    server-side functions more stable before focusing on the
    client side features (simply because there are alternative
    clients, such as premail, anonvelope, etc., but no
    alternative type2 remailer servers.)

  • Len Sassaman

    Len Sassaman - 2002-01-10
    • priority: 5 --> 4
    • status: open --> open-later
  • Peter Palfrader

    Peter Palfrader - 2002-07-25
    • labels: --> Client
  • Colin Tuckley

    Colin Tuckley - 2006-06-24

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    Since the Nym code is deprecated this is now "wont-fix".

    If a suitable patch is put forward we will of course
    consider it for incorporation.

  • Colin Tuckley

    Colin Tuckley - 2006-06-24
    • assigned_to: nobody --> rabbi
    • status: open-later --> closed-wont-fix

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