Help Solicited to implement a new pgp key server

rahul kaushik er.rahulkausik at
Tue Apr 14 05:04:33 CEST 2009

Hi Peter,

Thanks for your pains taking attention towards my problem.
I am still in dilemma . I would like to know what are the steps to be taken
to write a pgp key server
in C++ using. Recently i have used GNUPG for my application so have limited
knowledge for that.
I went through the sks source code ( whatever available in link give by you.
). I tried understand that but it did not make sense to me.So please guide
me in accomplishing this task.

It would be great if you could help me out.

Please reply me ASAP.

Rahul Kaushik 

Peter Pentchev wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 08, 2009 at 02:36:14AM -0700, 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, in
>> terms of interface, provisioning and management.
>> Could anybody please help me out in knowing how can i write a server
>> using
>> unix c/C++.
>> If there is any document available on internet which can be helpful. It
>> would be great if you could 
>> please let me know.
> Is there a reason why you can't use any of the existing keyserver
> software?
> Avoided:
> Preferred:
> If you need it in C/C++ for better integration with your application,
> that's another thing.  Still, even in that case, you might want to
> take a look at the SKS source to see how things are done.
> G'luck,
> Peter
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