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-== Welcome ==
+== Overview ==
-Welcome to your wiki! This is the default page we've installed for your convenience. Go ahead and edit it.
+SKS is an OpenPGP keyserver whose goal is to provide easy to deploy, decentralized, and highly reliable synchronization. That means that a key submitted to one SKS server will quickly be distributed to all key servers, and even wildly out-of-date servers, or servers that experience spotty connectivity, can fully synchronize with rest of the system.
-=== Wiki features ===
+The foundation of SKS is an efficient algorithm for reconciling remote
+data sets.  That algorithm is described in the following papers:
-This wiki uses the [[http://www.wikicreole.org/|Creole]] syntax, and is fully compatible with the 1.0 specification.
+  * [[http://ipsit.bu.edu/documents/ieee-it3-web.pdf| Set Reconciliation with Nearly Optimal Communication Complexity]]
+  * [[http://ipsit.bu.edu/documents/BUTR2002-01.ps|Practical Set Reconciliation]]
-The wiki itself is actually a mercurial repository, which means you can clone it, edit it locally/offline, add images or any other file type, and push it back to us. It will be live immediately.
+== Features ==
-Go ahead and try:
+* Highly efficient and reliable reconciliation algorithm
+* Follows RFC2440 and RFC2440bis carefully --- unlike PKS, SKS supports new and old style packets, photoID packets, multiple subkeys, and pretty much everything allowed by the RFCs.
+* Fully compatible with PKS system --- can both send and receive syncs from PKS servers, ensuring seamless connectivity.
+* Simple configuration: each host just needs a (partial) list of the other participating key servers. Gossip is used to distribute information without putting a heavy load an any one host.
+* Supports HKP/web-based querying, and soon-to-be-standard machine readable indices
-$ hg clone https://bitbucket.org/skskeyserver/sks-keyserver/wiki
+The design of SKS is deliberately simple. The server consists of two single-threaded processes. The first, "sks db", fulfills the normal jobs associated with a public key  server, such as answering web requests. The only special functionality of "sks db" is that it keeps a log summarizing the changes to the key database. "sks recon" does all the work with respect to reconciling hosts databases. "sks recon" keeps track of specialized summary information about the database, and can use that information to efficiently determine the differences between its database and that of another host.
-Wiki pages are normal files, with the .wiki extension. You can edit them locally, as well as creating new ones.
+== Existing Wiki Pages ==
-=== Syntax highlighting ===
-You can also highlight snippets of text, we use the excellent [[http://www.pygments.org/|Pygments]] library.
-Here's an example of some Python code:
-def wiki_rocks(text):
-    formatter = lambda t: "funky"+t
-    return formatter(text)
-You can check out the source of this page to see how that's done, and make sure to bookmark [[http://pygments.org/docs/lexers/|the vast library of Pygment lexers]], we accept the 'short name' or the 'mimetype' of anything in there.
-Have fun!
+|| **PageName** || **Summary + Labels** || **Changed** || **ChangedBy** ||
+|| [[KeydumpSources]] || Places to get keyserver dumps for initialising your server. || Apr 25 || Phil Pennock ||
+|| [[Peering]] || Getting started in the peering mesh, establishing peers. || Apr 6 || Phil Pennock ||
+|| [[Documentation]] || Pointer to useful documentation || Mar 21 || Phil Pennock ||
+|| [[http://wikicreole.org/wiki/Creole1.0/|WikiSyntax]] || Creole Syntax for Wiki Editors || May 31 || John Clizbe ||