New LDAP server commands

L. Sassaman rabbi at
Sun Oct 22 17:22:08 CEST 2000

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On Sun, 22 Oct 2000, Christian Kurz wrote:

> What has an LDAP-Server to do with an Keyserver and why should keys be
> available from an LDAP-Server? Do you have problems installing a
> keyserver or where exactly is the problem with the HK-Protocol, that you
> need gpg to use the LDAP-Protocol?

The HTTP protocol for transfering keys is depricated. The prefered method
is to use LDAP or LDAPS, as it allows for much greater flexibility in
querying the servers. 

This is nothing new. The NAI Certserver has had LDAP and LDAPS support
since the first release, I believe. Other key servers are expected to
support it as well. PGP has been able to access key servers over LDAP
in all versions greater than 5.0.

This is a feature I recall requesting for GnuPG almost a year ago. I am
glad someone has decided to help Werner out with this time-consuming


L. Sassaman

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