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Re: dirmngr, can't live with it, can't live without it




On Thu, 2019-02-28 at 09:12 -0500, Jim Popovitch wrote:
> On Thu, 2019-02-28 at 12:56 +0000, Curt wrote:
> > On 2019-02-28, Jim Popovitch <jim@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > I don't have the protocol (hkp) - but the point was to remove
> > > > the
> > > > keyserver
> > > > from dirmngr.conf - not sure if it is right for your DE though.
> > > 
> > > Thanks for that, testing that now!
> > 
> > Perhaps unrelated to your plight, but have you tried another pool?
> > ping times to the North American pool from here (outside Lutèce)
> > are
> > significantly higher (if that even means anything) than those to
> > the
> > other pools I tried (primary, European, Oceania). 
> > 
> > https://sks-keyservers.net/overview-of-pools.php
> 
> I originally switched from the default SKS pool to the NA pool (I
> live in Atlanta, GA, USA) because I thought that the NA pool might
> reduce/eliminate any latency issues for me.  I do plan to test
> further with  with a custom pool of just 1 or 2 well-known key
> servers in the closest proximity (net'wise) to me.

ha! it turns out that at least half of na.pool.sks-keyservers.net are
IPs in Europe.  /sigh

-Jim P.