Keyserver refresh period after gpg --send-keys

David Shaw dshaw at
Mon Feb 19 05:31:55 CET 2007

On Sun, Feb 18, 2007 at 11:11:37PM +0100, Bruno Costacurta wrote:
> Hello,
> I updated the expiration (via gpg --edit-key using expire option) of my key 
> and (re)sended it to a keyserver (via gpg --send-keys [my key id]) to 
> keyserver
> However key is still not updated after few hours.
> What are normal delays ? 

There is not an easy answer to that question. is not
actually a keyserver, but rather a collection of (at the moment) 5
different keyservers.  When you use it, you get one server from the
pool in a round-robin fashion.  Generally speaking, any given
keyserver in the pool that you update reflects the update immediately,
but frequently people update one keyserver in the pool, but then check
for the update from another server in the pool which hasn't gotten it

That said, if you don't see an update by tomorrow, I'd send it again.


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