Keyserver refresh period after gpg --send-keys
pubmb01 at skynet.be
Thu Feb 22 18:33:38 CET 2007
On Monday 19 February 2007 17:51:02 Jason Harris wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 18, 2007 at 11:31:55PM -0500, David Shaw wrote:
> > On Sun, Feb 18, 2007 at 11:11:37PM +0100, Bruno Costacurta wrote:
> > > 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 subkeys.pgp.net.
> > > However key is still not updated after few hours.
> > > What are normal delays ?
> Keys do get temporarily "trapped" on the SKS keyserver network until
> keyserver.kjsl.com copies them over to the rest of the planet.
> BTW, your subkey isn't currently usable:
> sub 2048g/0CC897B5 2006-06-11 [subkey]
> Key fingerprint = CCE0 5315 0022 9460 0337 6C6F 4253 1C9A 0CC8 97B5
> sig 0x18 2E604D51 2006-06-11 [skey EXPIRED 2006-12-08] [keybind, hash:
> type 2, e0 0f] sig 0x18 2E604D51 2006-06-11 [skey EXPIRED 2006-12-08]
> [keybind, hash: type 2, e0 0f]
> > There is not an easy answer to that question. subkeys.pgp.net 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
> > yet.
> NB: I think if GPG printed the IP address of the keyserver it used, it
> could end some of this confusion.
> Specifically, these were in a batch update from SKS to onak/OpenPKSD/pks/
> etc. (all times are TZ=UTC):
> 2007-02-06 23:02:08.290952260 display_new_sig: new sig 28 by 2E604D51
> added to 2E604D51 Bruno Costacurta <bruno at costac... 2007-02-06
> 23:02:08.291023778 display_new_sig: new subkey sig by 2E604D51 added to
> these were first seen from pgp.nic.ad.jp:
> 2007-02-16 13:41:00.597122207 display_new_sig: new sig 1 by 2E604D51
> added to 2E604D51 Bruno Costacurta <bruno at costac... 2007-02-16
> 13:41:00.597182829 display_new_sig: new sig 2 by 2E604D51 added to 2E604D51
> pubmb02 <pubmb02 at skynet.be>
> and these were in another batch update:
> 2007-02-18 23:02:27.870255691 display_new_sig: new sig 71 by 2E604D51
> added to 2E604D51 Bruno Costacurta <bruno at costac... 2007-02-18
> 23:02:27.870319946 display_new_sig: new sig 72 by 2E604D51 added to
> 2E604D51 pubmb02 <pubmb02 at skynet.be>
Well, I still cannot see any refresh of my keys...sent 4 days ago.
Should I try again ?
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