May 16, 2019

#21 - Reliable PGP Keyserver

This is more of a note to self. Go to if you need a reliable keyserver and not

Longer version.

I normally do an intro to PGP with GnuPG in my security workshops. I am used to  when showing how to upload keys & etc. Somehow that server is not so reliable, but I keep on forgetting this!  

So from now on:

Example with gpg

gpg --keyserver hkp:// --search

You can also include the keyserver parameter in gpg.conf so that you will not have to pass the --keyserver parameter everytime. So open ~/.gnupg/gpg.conf with an editor and insert the following line  

keyserver hkp://

#longlivepgp :-)