looking up pgp keys

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Mon Sep 9 15:56:52 CEST 2013

On 09/09/2013 02:12 AM, Phil Pennock wrote:

> Note that most recipient mail-servers will not also run PGP keyservers,
> If you want that approach to take off, I suggest figuring out a DNS
> scheme for asking for SRV records _mail-openpgp._tcp.example.org or
> somesuch.  The details don't matter.

If you do something like that, please don't make up your own scheme.
The current proposed draft for this kind of lookup is from Paul Wouters:


If you are working on implementing this sort of scheme, and you evaluate
your threat models sensibly like Phil is suggesting, and you think you
see a problem with it, or a way it could be improved, you should mention
it to Paul.  i'm sure he would be happy to get feedback from
implementors for a revised draft if it is necessary.



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