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PGP key servers down?

vulture - 9-8-2004 at 05:29

I've been trying to acces several public PGP key servers lately for reuploading my own key (it seems to be gone from the server :o) and to retreive PGP keys for other users.

However, with every public server I try I get a timeout.

Is this on my end or is there something fishy going on?

Hang-Man - 9-8-2004 at 07:06

Everything works for me on the MIT server,, and I can upload and search. (the Europe one was a bit slow though)

raistlin - 9-8-2004 at 08:42

I just tried mine and they seem to be fucked.

I dont know whats going on, but it feels like another one of those precursors to a bad thing...

Anyone else notice how things are getting worse for us the closer we get to election time? or is it just me?

Hang-Man - 9-8-2004 at 08:44

Maybe everyone should up their PGP key to the ftp, just in case?

PGP Keyservers

peterthesmart - 9-8-2004 at 10:01 appears to be working perfectly normal for me.

Esplosivo - 9-8-2004 at 10:22

Both, and are working fine for me aswell. Could it be some localized problem? Hope it is.

vulture - 9-8-2004 at 12:03

None of them work for me. :(

This is a result of the trace to

12 28 ms 27 ms 28 ms []
13 27 ms 29 ms 29 ms []
14 34 ms 31 ms 32 ms []
15 35 ms 31 ms 30 ms []

Very strange...

raistlin - 10-8-2004 at 07:42

Vulture, are the keyservers still down for you?? Im still unable to access them..

vulture - 11-8-2004 at 01:05

As dead as a vampire with a silver bullet in his heart....

IvX - 11-8-2004 at 01:14

It's your ISP almost certainly.Seems to be a new trend not just limited to blocking p2p.Mine blocks prety much everything except surfing the web("ports opened on request";).

[Edited on 11-8-2004 by IvX]

This is getting really fishy....

vulture - 11-8-2004 at 02:50

Ok, I upgraded my PGP version to 8.1 from 6.5xxx (can't exactly remember).

After importing my private key, I decide I want to test it if everything works fine. So I take one of my saved PGP files and try to open it. Sure enough, password is asked for everything OK.

BUT, as soon as I start typing the password I get a message from ZoneAlarm that PGP is trying to acces the internet. WTF does it have to acces the internet while I'm trying to acces my PRIVATE key which has been stored on my harddisk???

EDIT: BTW, BACKUP YOUR KEYS, INCLUDING YOUR PRIVATE KEY, BEFORE INSTALLING A NEW VERSION OF PGP. The bloody prog uninstalls EVERYTHING of the previous install. So keep your keys on a flashdisk or something. :o

[Edited on 11-8-2004 by vulture]