SKS-Keyserver returns negative timestamp

Jan Girlich vollkorn at
Mon Feb 26 18:19:50 CET 2024


I am doing a request to an SKS keyserver ( and receive
the following response:


How is the timestamp '-62135596800' to be interpreted?

I looked up the RFC for the HKP and it states quite clearly, that this
field should be seconds since 01.01.1970:


How come the SKS server returns a negative timestamp then?


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