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 :-)