API for GnuPG

L. Sassaman rabbi at quickie.net
Wed Apr 26 13:41:11 CEST 2000

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Is your goal to *have* a working Unix-based keyserver, or to *build*
one? If it is the former, why reinvent the wheel? There are three
keyservers already out there, including the excellent LDAP based server
from NAI that is free for non-commercial use.

On Wed, 26 Apr 2000, Stephen McGrath wrote:

> Hi,
> 	I'm part of a group working on a project to build a UNIX-based
> keyserver at my institution, and we wanted to have as much commonality
> with GnuPG as possible.  Is there an API for GnuPG that would be useful
> for such an application?  For example, armoring and dearmoring keys,
> extracting userid's and other key information (key length, algorithm,
> expiration date, version...) from keys, calculating signatures, etc.?
> 	I've seen mention of libraries for the standard GnuPG functions
> such as encryption and decryption, but so far I haven't been able to find
> anything for these kinds of key functions in the documentation.  I've
> found it a bit difficult to locate these kinds of functions in the source,
> so I was hoping that there might be a documented API for it.
> 	Sorry if this has been treated exhaustively before...
> Thanks,
> Steve


L. Sassaman

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