The OpenPGP HTTP Keyserver Protocol (HKP)

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Author David Shaw 
Last updated 2003-03-20
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This document specifies a series of conventions to implement an OpenPGP keyserver using the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). As this document is a codification and extension of a protocol that is already in wide use, strict attention is paid to backward compatibility with these existing implementations.


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