How to build a keyserver?

L. Sassaman
Fri, 31 Mar 2000 11:36:54 -0800 (PST)

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On Fri, 31 Mar 2000, Ben Heavner wrote:

> Hi all -
> I'm currently building a university network here in Africa, and since most
> of the staff aren't in the habit of using email, it seems like a good time
> to introduce them to crypto and signing stuff.
> Since our connections to the outside world are unreliable, and since
> there isn't one here in Zimbabwe yet, I'd like to build a keyserver.
> Can any of you give me a pointer to a reference to what it takes to make a
> keyserver?
> Thanks.
> -Ben Heavner
The best keyserver to use is PGP's LDAP/HTTP based server, which you can download free for non-commercial use. Follow links from LDAP keyservers are far better suited for use with PGP. I am hoping Werner is going to be putting advanced LDAP server query support into GnuPG in the future (but of course you don't need it to still use the PGP server.. you just won't have access to any of the powerful LDAP features). Once you have that set up, contact to discuss syncronization. - --Len. __ L. Sassaman System Administrator | "All of the chaos Technology Consultant | Makes perfect sense..." icq.. 10735603 | pgp.. finger:// | --Joe Diffie -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.1d (GNU/Linux) Comment: OpenPGP Encrypted Email Preferred. iD8DBQE45P5mPYrxsgmsCmoRAoEAAKD15EOxfHz8aodEMVfgI+puWSKQWgCgymSu YzHvL6whyF1GnRRES2A0oBo= =hPGg -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----