Defense strategy against basic DoS on key servers
piotr at chmielnicki.com
Mon Nov 7 20:59:33 CET 2016
The pool of key servers looks like a central element of the OpenPGP global WoT and key synchronization across people.
I wonder what is the defense strategy of this pool against 2 very basic DoS attacks.
The first attack would be to just upload several To of keys to fulfill the available storage of these servers.
The second attack scenario would target a specific key by attaching to it a huge number of signatures that would make it very hard for anyone to download or refresh the targeted key.
Thank for helping me to understand how those scenarios are managed.
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