Which Key server?

John Clizbe JPClizbe at comcast.net
Wed Jan 14 13:14:26 CET 2004

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Dmitri Vassilenko wrote:

> David Shaw wrote:
> | On Tue, Jan 13, 2004 at 01:22:17PM -0500, CL Gilbert wrote:
> |
> |>I just reinstalled my os after the last ordeal...COsidering forking out
> |>for real hardware RAID...anyway, which key server should I use?
> |
> |
> | hkp://subkeys.pgp.net
> |
> | David
> Is that a different server from wwwkeys.pgp.net? If yes, why do you
> recommend subkeys over wwwkeys?

Yes. subkeys.pgp.net and random.sks.keyserver.penguin.de are a couple of
the keyservers running the new SKS keyserver software. They have two
advantages other the old PKS keyserver software: 1) they sync very fast
with one another; 2) they are fully OpenPGP compliant and won't mangle keys.

The older PKS servers can be patched to not mangle key packets, but no
work is being done to extend the functionality.

The LDAP keyservers are fully compliant, but have the problem of not
sending data on to other keyservers.

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