Category : Utilities for DOS and Windows Machines
Archive   : PGPSHEL2.ZIP
Filename : KEYSERV.DOC

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PGP Public Keyservers

There are PGP public key servers which allow one to exchange public
keys running through the Internet and UUCP mail systems.


This service is NOT supported in any way whatsoever by the schools or
organizations on which these servers run. It is here only to help
transfer keys between PGP users. It does NOT attempt to guarantee
that a key is a valid key; use the signators on a key for that kind of
security. This service can be discontinued at any time without prior

Each keyserver processes requests in the form of mail messages. The
commands for the server are entered on the Subject: line.

To: [email protected]
From: [email protected]
Subject: help

Sending your key to ONE server is enough. After it processes your
key, it will forward your add request to other servers automagically.

For example, to add your key to the keyserver, send a message similar
to the following to any server:

To: [email protected]
From: [email protected]
Subject: add

Version: 2.2


COMPROMISED KEYS: Create a Key Revocation Certificate (read the PGP
docs on how to do that) and mail your key to the server once again,
with the ADD command.

Valid commands are:

Command Message body contains
---------------------------- -------------------------------------------------
ADD Your PGP public key (key to add is body of msg)
INDEX List all PGP keys the server knows about (-kv)
VERBOSE INDEX List all PGP keys, verbose format (-kvv)
GET Get the whole public key ring
GET userid Get just that one key
MGET regexp Get all keys which match /regexp/

Examples for the MGET command:

MGET michael Gets all keys which have "michael" in them
MGET iastate All keys which contain "iastate"
MGET F605A5|3A738B Those two keyid's

As of 28-Feb-93, these sites are running this system:

Internet sites:
[email protected]
Michael Graff
[email protected]
[email protected]
Derek Atkins
[email protected]
[email protected]
John Perry
[email protected]
[email protected]
Mark Turner
[email protected]
FTP: (Updated daily)

UUCP site:
[email protected]
John Perry
[email protected]

Check the Usenet newsgroup for updates to this system
and for new sites.


  3 Responses to “Category : Utilities for DOS and Windows Machines
Archive   : PGPSHEL2.ZIP
Filename : KEYSERV.DOC

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

  3. But one thing that puzzles me is the “mtswslnkmcjklsdlsbdmMICROSOFT” string. There is an article about it here. It is definitely worth a read: