[Announce] Dirmngr 1.0.2 released

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Thu Jul 31 14:51:45 CEST 2008


We are pleased to announce the availability of Dirmngr version 1.0.2.

Dirmngr is a server for managing and downloading certificate
revocation lists (CRLs) for X.509 certificates and for downloading the
certificates themselves.  Dirmngr also handles OCSP requests as an
alternative to CRLs.  Although Dirmngr can be invoked on demand, it
should in general be installed as a system daemon.

Get it from:

 ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/dirmngr/dirmngr-1.0.2.tar.bz2 (541k)

or as a patch against the last beta version:

 ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/dirmngr/dirmngr-1.0.1-1.0.2.diff.bz2 (144k)

SHA-1 checksums are:

55c82f918731f142cbe26d598a97c0c08bd7d1f8  dirmngr-1.0.2.tar.bz2
8d1482be8e8189aec726e0b20d66a3bcfd43e459  dirmngr-1.0.1-1.0.2.diff.bz2

Whats new in this release

 * New option --url for the LOOKUP command and dirmngr-client.

 * The LOOKUP command does now also consults the local cache.  New
   option --cache-only for it and --local for dirmngr-client.

 * Port to Windows completed.

 * Improved certificate chain construction.

 * Support loading of PEM encoded CRLs via HTTP.

There is now also a collection of some useful certificates in the
doc/examples directory.


Dirmngr comes with man pages and as well as with a texinfo based
manual.  Run "info dirmngr" to read the manual or run

  make -C doc dirmngr.pdf 

to build a printable version.  If you have questions on the use of
Dirmngr, feel free to ask at gnupg-users at gnupg.org.


Improving Dirmngr is costly, but you can help!  We are looking for
organizations that find Dirmngr useful and wish to contribute back.
You can contribute by reporting bugs, improve the software, or by
donating money.

Commercial support contracts for Dirmngr are available, and they help
finance continued maintenance.  g10 Code GmbH, a Duesseldorf based
company owned and headed by GnuPG's principal author, is currently
funding Dirmngr development.  We are always looking for interesting
development projects.

A service directory is available at:



We have to thank all the people who helped with this release.  The
folks at Intevation helped a lot to track down bugs and to define new
features.  Marcus Brinkmann is mainly responsible for completing the
Windows port.

Happy Hacking,


Die Gedanken sind frei.  Auschnahme regelt ein Bundeschgesetz.
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