pks

Public Key Server; an invite-only-approach with built in master-master replication.

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SYNOPSIS

An invite-only-model public key server.

DESCRIPTION

SERVER SPECIFICATION

Keys are stored in certificates. A certificate has some meta data that describes a key.

A server should

  • Without auth
    • Responsd with a certificate when queried with a public key
  • With auth
    • Store a certificate
  • Replicate in a Master/Master Scenario according to any known servers in its database
  • Provide a list of up to 5 of the most recently successful servers that it has replicated to
  • Run on port 11372 (the next port after a well known port for the openPGP key server)

CERTIFICATE DEFINITION

{
  'address-at': 'paolo@async.ly',
  'servers-at': ['async.ly', 'ghub.io'],
  'public': '...',
  'algorithm': 'rsa'
}
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