I don’t normally mention the PGP keyserver I’ve been working on for the past 9 years, but there are a few keyserver related comments I’ve been meaning to make that prompt me to do so this time.
onak is the keyserver powering the.earth.li (AKA
Back in February I finally enabled hkps (HKP over SSL) access to it as I
promised dkg I would do back at
DebConf10. I also turned on IPv6.
Most of the active keyservers out there are running
SKS. I think there might be a few
OpenPKSD instances as well. If you’re
running SKS please ensure that you have at least one address in your
mailsync file, so that you send key updates to the non SKS keyservers
out there - it seems that SKS requires the receiving keyserver to send
out updates via email, rather than each server sending out any updates
it processes to its mailsync peers. Feel free to add
earth.li - no need to contact me to do so (but you can drop me a
line if you want me to send you mail updates back).
Also in the past there was a
pgp-keyserver-folk mailing list, originally
on flame.org, then on alt.org. Both of these have been dead for a while.
I created a local
some time ago, but never publicised it. I believe the SKS lists are
fairly active, but limited to that community, so it would be nice to
have somewhere that was keyserver agnostic that admins could talk to
Anyway. onak 0.4.0. Largely fixes to
keyd, which is a backend daemon
that handles talking to the key database. This is particularly useful
for large/busy keyservers. Also a couple of fixes that make the db4
backend a lot more reliable (especially with queries that return lots of
results). And various other minor cleanups. If you’re one of the 3
people running it you probably want to upgrade; updated packages have
already been uploaded to Debian unstable.