What is keyserver Ubuntu? This is an OpenPGP keyserver. It is provided to the community as a public service to help distribute OpenPGP encryption keys. Queries about the operation of this service should be directed to the server contact listed on the statistics page.
What is a PGP keyserver? Public key servers act as a phonebook for such keys, allowing a person to use an email address, name, or key fingerprint to search for a full key and download it. There are many PGP public key servers, but they usually share their key collections with each other.
How do I add a keyserver?
- Select Edit ▸ Preferences.
- Press the Add button.
- In the new dialog, select the appropriate Key Server Type. Key servers are identified by the protocol they use to communicate.
- In the Host field, paste the Internet URL of your key server.
- Press OK to finish.
What is HKP protocol? Horowitz’s keyserver was called the HKP Keyserver after a web-based OpenPGP HTTP Keyserver Protocol (HKP), used to allow people to interact with the keyserver. Users were able to upload, download, and search keys either through HKP on TCP port 11371, or through web pages which ran CGI scripts.