Does the PGP public key at https://www.washingtonpost.com/anonymous-news-tips/
brian at minton.name
Wed Apr 5 01:43:04 CEST 2023
WaPo also does have SecureDrop, but I'm not sure how often that gets
On Tue, Aug 9, 2022 at 10:34 PM Jay Sulzberger via Gnupg-users
<gnupg-users at gnupg.org> wrote:
> On Sun, 7 Aug 2022, Andrew Gallagher <andrewg at andrewg.com> wrote:
> >> On 7 Aug 2022, at 17:28, Jay Sulzberger via Gnupg-users <gnupg-users at gnupg.org> wrote:
> >> Andrew, do the sks keyservers work today?
> >> I was able to find the key by going to
> >> https://keyserver.ubuntu.com/
> >> and putting
> >> EC6C2905F0F93C0373946CA10642427A5FF780BE
> >> into the search box.
> > Do you mean SKS the software (i.e. github.com/sks-keyserver) or SKS
> > the protocol/network? The answer in both cases is “yes”, but for
> > different values of “yes”. 🤓
> In the past two days, I have come to understand how little I know
> about the design, the practical use, and the statistics of usage, of
> gnupg. I think that learning some more is worth the effort.
> > What doesn’t work any more is the sks-keyservers.net pool, which had
> > become a nightmare to manage. This has been taken by many to mean
> > that the SKS network itself is down, but this is absolutely not the
> > case.
> > sks-keyserver still works, but is IMO not suitable for use in
> > production unless you are an expert willing to roll your own load
> > balancing pool and recompile the code to update blacklists (there
> > are still a few such brave souls left). This may change in the
> > future — the software is maintained but hasn’t had a significant
> > feature bump in some time.
> Ah, oi.
> > The SKS network also still works, and depending on your choice of
> > metric is probably more stable today than it has ever been. The
> > reasons are twofold: many operators have migrated from sks-keyserver
> > to hockeypuck, and most of the rest have shut down. This means that
> > although there are fewer keyservers now than five years ago, the
> > ones that do exist (including keyserver.ubuntu.com) are generally
> > much more reliable.
> Ah, OK.
> > Information about the SKS network can be found at https://spider.pgpkeys.eu
> > A
> Andrew, thank you much for this useful short introduction to these
> obscure things!
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