Keyserver question...again

David Shaw dshaw at
Tue Feb 3 15:00:06 CET 2009

On Feb 3, 2009, at 4:40 AM, Alex Amiryan wrote:

> The most popular ones are:
> hkp://

Don't use this one.  It unfortunately still runs pks, and does not  
handle things like subkeys properly.

> My favorite one is (ldap://
> for KGpg). It also requires to confirm your email address.

This server does not synchronize with the rest of the keyservers.   
That's a feature, not a bug, as the intent of the server is to  
validate your email address, as you noted, and it cannot do that if it  
could learn keys from places other than the user.  It also signs your  
key for you to show that the email address was checked (this can get a  
little annoying as it re-signs the key now and then).   It's an  
excellent server for particular uses.  Note in particular that it is  
the default server in the commercial PGP product, so if you really  
want your key to be found...


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