Changes to subset pool (Was: [Announcement] SKS 1.1.6 Released)

Kristian Fiskerstrand kristian.fiskerstrand at
Sun Aug 7 16:46:00 CEST 2016

On 08/07/2016 04:40 PM, Kristian Fiskerstrand wrote:
> Hello lists,
> We are pleased to announce the availability of a new stable SKS
> release:  Version 1.1.6.
> SKS is an OpenPGP keyserver whose goal is to provide easy to deploy,
> decentralized, and highly reliable synchronization. That means that a
> key submitted to one SKS server will quickly be distributed to all key
> servers, and even wildly out-of-date servers, or servers that experience
> spotty connectivity, can fully synchronize with rest of the system.
> What's New in 1.1.6
> ====================
>   - Add support for Elliptic Curve keys based on Curve25519 (both
>     Ed25519/EdDSA and encryption keys based on these curves)
>   - Fix format of md5sum file by adding a 2nd space to be format
>     compliant
>   - Improvements to sks build stack space requirements
>   - Misc updates and fixes to web interface and typical config file

Following the release of SKS 1.1.6 I expect to make this the minimum
required version for the subset pool when a sufficient number of servers
have been upgraded to the new version. This means that will be ECC safe for all of ECDSA (NIST,
Brainpool, serpent etc as defined by RFC6637) as well as Ed25519 signing
and Curve25519 encryption keys. will be
updated when this change happens in, hopefully a relatively short time.

Kristian Fiskerstrand
Twitter: @krifisk
Public OpenPGP certificate at hkp://
fpr:94CB AFDD 3034 5109 5618 35AA 0B7F 8B60 E3ED FAE3
"If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts"
(Albert Einstein)

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