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[Sks-devel] withdrawal of service:

From: Phil Pennock
Subject: [Sks-devel] withdrawal of service:
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2018 13:34:20 -0400

Folks, with immediate effect, I am withdrawing from
service and it will not be returning in its current form.

I am about to disable the DNS in, while leaving the SKS
service itself running, so that clients using pools will not be
adversely impacted.  I'll give it a few hours for pools to update and
caches to expire, before turning off SKS itself.

I have already disabled SKS recon.

It's been an educational ride.

I'm willing to fight jurisdictional overreach, but with Yet Another
Attack Tool to abuse the resources which I provide out of my pocket,
combined with large chunks of the traffic appearing to be to support
operational incompetence by certain software publishers, I don't see
that I'm successfully spending my money to good effect, supporting a
community of users who care about verifiable integrity and some privacy.

With the latest attack tool providing for generic filesystem storage
such that attaching a file doesn't even require understanding how to use
a user-attribute packet, the threat of KP upload has just increased by
an order of magnitude.  I'm not willing to be part of that.

My key remains available at the URL in the OpenPGP: header of all my
emails, and via finger: (for my name @ my domain).  I'll explore WKD
again, sometime later this year.

-Phil, surrendering

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