pkspxyc [-d] [-f] [-s server] [-p port] [-b database] key-id ...
pkspxyc is the "smart" client to be used with the PKS proxy server. More generally, it can be used as a HKP client with almost any PGP key server.
The client will send a simple HTTP request to a server determined through default settings and command line options. This request contains a key-id and the time stamp of the last query for the same key-id. When the server has updated its cache file for the key-id since that point of time, it will return the key data in ascii armor, and tagged as text/html. When there was no update, the server will return an empty response, with an HTTP return code of 204.
Server responses are written to standard output.
- Enable debug mode.
- Don't pass the time stamp of the last look-up of a certain key-id to the server.
- -s server
- Tells pkspxyc which key server to use. The default is "localhost".
- -p port
- Use the given port. The default is port 11372. (Note that key servers usually listen to port 11371.)
- -b database
- Use the given database file to record time stamps. The default is the file .pkspxyc in the user's home directory.
pkspxyc will return the exit value 0 when at least one of the queries performed was successful. An exit value different from 0 indicates that no key data could be obtained.
AUTHORThomas Roessler <[email protected]>