PGP-EKP - Email user interface to PGP keyservers


PGP-EKP was written to provide an external email user interface to PGP keyservers, which don't have built-in support for EKP. Even though the number of keyservers which are are accessible via HTTP port 80 is steadily growing, submitting and retrieving PGP keys via email may sometimes be the only way for users behind restrictive firewalls to interact with the PGP keyserver network.

PGP-EKP emulates the behaviour of the original PKS implementation. Its purpose is NOT to handle incremental updates between keyservers to synchronize with each other. All data exchange is done via HTTP, no database access is required. The LAST command is not implemented due to the impossibility to fetch this data via HTTP.

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Features


  • Almost fully compatible to the original PKS implementation.
  • Implements the (non-Internet) "Email Keyserver Protocol Draft 3" from Richard Laager.
  • Independent from keyserver software, data exchange is done via HTTP.

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Prerequisites


  • Working installation of Procmail.
  • Mailserver with Procmail support.
  • Perl ≥ 5.6.1

Perl Modules:
  • Config::IniFiles ≥ 2.39
  • MailTools ≥ 1.60
  • MIME::Lite ≥ 3.01
  • URI ≥ 1.30
  • libwww-perl ≥ 5.63

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License


PGP-EKP is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

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Download


The latest stable version of PGP-EKP is 0.8.2 (18-Jul-2007).

The source distribution:
pgp-ekp-0.8.2.tar.gz [PGP] [NEWS] [ChangeLog]

Previous versions of PGP-EKP can be found here.

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Installation


See the README file in the source distribution for detailed installation instructions.

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Development


The latest PGP-EKP sources can always be obtained from the TLA Archive.

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