[messaging] SKS gossip protocol mentor?
Daniel Kahn Gillmor
dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Mon Jan 2 23:15:31 PST 2017
On Tue 2017-01-03 01:33:20 -0500, Daniel Roesler wrote:
> 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'm not the person you want, but i'm happy that you're working on this :)
my impression is that the sks-devel mailing list (perhaps with an
explicit Cc: to Yaron Minsky, the original sks author, who is busy but
can sometimes be raised with a specific-enough problem statement) is
probably your best bet, meager though it may seem. Your earlier
question to sks-devel may have gone unanswered because there was no
specific question there, but rather a request for permission to ask
questions, which is already implicitly granted by the mailing list
The developer of hockeypuck (a go HKP implementation that appears to
interop with sks itself) is also on sks-devel, and might be able to help
you with some of the details if Yaron is unable to reply.
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