Bug 149277 - RFE: please use a modern SKS keyserver
Summary: RFE: please use a modern SKS keyserver
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpm   
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Version: rawhide
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OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-02-21 21:25 UTC by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-02-21 21:36:35 UTC
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Description Enrico Scholz 2005-02-21 21:25:30 UTC
Description of problem:

Accordingly Werner Koch (the author of gnupg), the software on the default
_hkp_keyserver (hkp://pgp.mit.edu) is old and broken. He suggests to use more
modern ones like sks.keyserver.penguin.de

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Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2005-02-21 21:36:35 UTC
THe key server used by rpm is configurable, there is clearly no way to
choose a default that fits everyone's needs.

Meanwhile, since 24 hours of a tight loop testing for
error handling against pgp.mit.edu has caused my
local ip addr to be black listed, I shall happily
change the default in rpm-4.4.2 to sks.keyserver.penguin.de.

What really needs to happen is for Red Hat and/or Fedora and/or
other distros to start configuring the default key server for
their vendor needs. rpm cannot possibly get a default right.

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