[messaging] SKS gossip protocol mentor?
diafygi at gmail.com
Mon Jan 2 22:33:20 PST 2017
SKS keyservers (the main pool used for GPG keys) uses a reconciliation
protocol to gossip new keys among the pool of keyservers. I've read
through the academic paper several times, but I'm having a
difficult time going from the math to the code in the actual
sks-keyserver (written in OCaml).
I've asked the same question on the sks-devel mailing list, but did
not receive a reply. Is anyone who knows the actual implementation
details and mechanics of the gossip protocol willing to be a mentor as
I learn it?
I'd like to just have someone I can ping with questions as I work
through the code. My goal is to be able to write an independent
implementation that can coexist in the sks pool.
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