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Re: [openpgp] keyserver protocol

2013-01-03 17:29:23
On 01/03/2013 05:53 PM, David Shaw wrote:
On Jan 3, 2013, at 3:14 PM, Jesus Cea <jcea(_at_)jcea(_dot_)es> wrote:

I have been following SKS mailing lists for years and I wonder how can
OpenPGP rely on an undocumented protocol, with only a single codebase
written in a unusual language for something so paramount as keyservers
and key distribution :-).

I actually wrote this up at one point as an informational draft, but for one 
reason or another didn't finish submitting it.  If there is interest, I can 
clean it up and submit:

I'd be interested in seeing the HKP draft revised, especially since
modern use seems to have diverged from that draft a bit.

It seems like Jesus might be more concerned about the SKS gossip
protocol, which is even more poorly-documented than HKP.

Jesus, i suspect that sks-devel(_at_)nongnu(_dot_)org is the best place to 
the gossip protocol.  It's a known issue that it is poorly-documented
(no one is happy about it, including Yaron Minsky, the lead author of
SKS), and there is at least one other project that has been discussed on
that list that is trying to make a compatible/interoperable
implementation in go:

It's a work in progress, and i'm sure any help would be appreciated.



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