Keyserver Software Recommendations

David Shaw dshaw at
Sat Aug 12 21:19:42 CEST 2006

On Sat, Aug 12, 2006 at 10:42:45AM -0700, John Schofield wrote:
> I am setting up a keyserver for private, internal use in my company;  
> it will not synchronize with the global keyserver network.
> All clients will be running the latest version of GnuPG distributed  
> through the Ubuntu Dapper repositories.
> The servers (there will be multiple, and will need to be  
> synchronized) will be running Debian Sarge.
> I'm having trouble figuring out which keyserver to install.
> OpenPGP Public Key Server <> is easy to  
> install and configure, but hasn't been updated in three years.
> This message < 
> October/027189.html> from 2005 recommends SKS. I've attempted to  
> install SKS, and had some issues, but haven't gone all-out in  
> installing it. Should I make the effort?
> A year later, is SKS still the most-recommended keyserver software?

In short, yes.  Given your requirements, SKS is the best (and really
only) choice.  Make the effort, and if you have problems, ask on the
SKS mailing list:


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