Current key servers
John at enigmail.net
Fri Apr 13 01:29:52 CEST 2012
Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> On 04/12/2012 02:38 PM, Malte Gell wrote:
>> Any new key servers recommended to use?
> pool.sks-keyservers.net isn't really very much of a keyserver. It
> doesn't service your requests itself. Instead, it picks a random
> known-good keyserver from the global keyserver network and proxies your
> request there. This way, load is broken up among the entire network.
> As new keyservers join the global keyserver network,
> pool.sks-keyservers.net adds them to its own list. So really, that's
> the only address you need. :)
It's best to stick with the pool address, otherwise if you select a single
server, you'll run into trouble if it's offline or there is a connectivity
issue, e.g. last Friday I had new cable and DSL equipment installed, each of my
servers was offline while its new CPE was installed. That was a couple hours for
the AT&T U-Verse DSL link.
There are usually anywhere from 80 to 100 servers in the pool.
pool.sks-keyservers.net is a random selection of 20 of them.
There are also some specialty pools. You may read more about those at
pool.sks-keyservers.net is the best choice ;-)
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