David Shaw dshaw at
Wed Aug 14 06:14:02 CEST 2002

I tracked down the problem some people were having with the OKS
keyserver (the one that runs

It seems that contrary to the HTTP spec, this server responds
immediately after the first CRLF instead waiting for the second one
that terminates the request.  Essentially this means the server starts
sending a response before the query is completed.

  [dshaw at claude ~]$ telnet 11371
  Connected to
  Escape character is '^]'.
  GET /pks/lookup?op=get&search=0x68FDDBC7 HTTP/1.0
 <-- should have been an extra blank line here -->
  HTTP/1.0 200 OK
  Content-type: text/html

This is a bug in the server.  I can probably jimmy up a fix to make it
work with GnuPG anyway, but there is only so much that can be done to
work around the problem.  It really needs to be fixed in the server.


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