My public key -> http://www.keyserver.net
Mon, 7 Aug 2000 08:40:20 +1000
On Sun, 06 Aug 2000, you wrote:
> > http://www.keyserver.net appears to be
> > admirably simple.
> An easier method is to use
> gpg --send-keys felkarp --keyserver http://www.keyserver.net
> that exports and uploads your public key automagically!
Even simpler - if the command activates my sendmail daemon (which is
not loaded by default at login).
Many thanks for the help.
`gpg --send-keys' does not make it to the first chapter of the GPG
Manual, and I am going at it a step at a time. The Manual provided
much of the needed info - once I knew where to look.
I subsequently discovered that I had even more detailed info in my
downloaded `Keyserver FAQ' that I had not checked when I posted my
request for help. And I still do not understand it, now that I have
checked it. The info is listed below. I am posting this to gnupg-users
as well, since there may be other GnuPG Newbies that would also benefit
from a fuller explanation and the supplied FAQ answer has much wider
applications than just placing one's own key on a keyserver.
The info reads:
A: The standard access method used by various versions of security
software is to use the HTTP protocol to connect to the host
search.keyserver.net on port 11371 to query this server. We provide
hereunder more detailed instructions on how to configure the most
common security applications:
To use a public keys server to locate or distribute your keys from
GnuPG, specify the "keyserver" option in your command line or into
your options file.
From the command line:
# ./gnupg --recv-keys --keyserver search.keyserver.net 0x81FCD7A0
From your options file ~/.gnupg/options:
# This is a comment
# ./gnupg --send-key 0x81FCD7A0
Q: How this server works?
A: This server was written by Highware and like others, is free for public
usage. It can be reached with a browser from the Web, by Email ***and
by direct IP access from software such as GnuPG, PGP or SafeMail.***
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