Projects / CryptNET_Keyserver


CKS is an openPGP (RFC2440) compliant public key server. It is currently under development. It is written in C, and runs on Linux. It uses PostgreSQL for key storage, and supports the hkp protocol (it can interface with GnuPG and NAI PGP). The keyserver is mostly functional, and there is a link to a running copy on the homepage.

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Recent releases

  •  09 May 2005 05:16

    Release Notes: This release included many bugfixes and some new features. The code was also cleaned up.

    •  02 Jul 2004 08:20

      Release Notes: This release includes support for images in PGP keys and a new cache system. The cache code allows administrators to configure their server to cache frequently access keys (like the fedora project key) in memory. Many bugs were also fixed.

      •  22 Jun 2004 03:46

        Release Notes: CKS now fully supports PKS-style keyserver synchronization. The import and export (backup and recovery) programs are now feature complete, and the synchronization and synchronization control programs have been significantly expanded. Simon Josefsson's DNS keyservice scripts have been merged with the project, allowing CKS installations to serve keys over the DNS protocol.

        •  10 Jun 2004 00:01

          Release Notes: Large portions of the openpgp packet parsing code were improved upon. This greatly improved the stability of the software. OpenPGP standard support for the new draft standard, rfc2440bis-10, began. Some ease of use features were added to the project.

          •  29 May 2003 06:52

            Release Notes: A new database table was created to greatly speed Web-based searching. Several memory leaks were cleaned up and additional error checking was added. Interface changes were made and new features began to be integrated.


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