Key server long propagation delays?
aarcane at aarcane.org
Tue Jul 8 05:04:01 CEST 2014
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I was recently setting up my new keys along with some other people,
and I discovered that as soon as one of my cohorts sent their keys and
recieved confirmation, I could retrieve the keys and they showed up.
When I sent stuff to the key servers, however, they couldn't retrieve
them for upwards of several minutes. Later in the evening, we both
sent each other's signed certificates back to the key servers, and
that propagation delay was several HOURS in duration. We made sure to
both send to the same key servers, and we tried multiple different
keyservers, but ultimately the only solution was to wait.
Furthermore, I failed in attempts to google this problem, and couldn't
find any documentation on key server change propagation delays. I
wanted to know if what we've observed is Normal, and if so, if there's
any way we can reduce the time it takes our keys to be visible to each
Thanks in advance!
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