Help Solicited to implement a new pgp key server
dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Wed Apr 8 14:41:17 CEST 2009
On Apr 8, 2009, at 5:36 AM, rahul kaushik wrote:
> I have been asked to support PGP for a application. the most likely
> scenario would be to implement a key server that would allow
> customers to
> manage their keys. This will of course come with some complications,
> terms of interface, provisioning and management.
> Could anybody please help me out in knowing how can i write a server
> unix c/C++.
> If there is any document available on internet which can be helpful.
> would be great if you could
> please let me know.
My advice is to not reinvent the wheel unless you need something
substantially different from the two standard keyservers on the net:
1) SKS: http://www.nongnu.org/sks/
Main pro: Syncing with other keyservers
Main con: Client cannot manage keys beyond adding to them (i.e. no
deletes or replacements - you can only add new signatures/subkeys).
2) LDAP: (any LDAP server you have handy)
Main pro: Allows client to completely manage keys (i.e. deletes,
Main con: No syncing with other keyservers
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