wk at gnupg
Jul 31, 2008, 5:51 AM
Post #1 of 1
We are pleased to announce the availability of Dirmngr version 1.0.2.
Dirmngr is a server for managing and downloading certificate
revocation lists (CRLs) for X.509 certificates and for downloading the
certificates themselves. Dirmngr also handles OCSP requests as an
alternative to CRLs. Although Dirmngr can be invoked on demand, it
should in general be installed as a system daemon.
Get it from:
or as a patch against the last beta version:
SHA-1 checksums are:
Whats new in this release
* New option --url for the LOOKUP command and dirmngr-client.
* The LOOKUP command does now also consults the local cache. New
option --cache-only for it and --local for dirmngr-client.
* Port to Windows completed.
* Improved certificate chain construction.
* Support loading of PEM encoded CRLs via HTTP.
There is now also a collection of some useful certificates in the
Dirmngr comes with man pages and as well as with a texinfo based
manual. Run "info dirmngr" to read the manual or run
make -C doc dirmngr.pdf
to build a printable version. If you have questions on the use of
Dirmngr, feel free to ask at gnupg-users [at] gnupg
Improving Dirmngr is costly, but you can help! We are looking for
organizations that find Dirmngr useful and wish to contribute back.
You can contribute by reporting bugs, improve the software, or by
Commercial support contracts for Dirmngr are available, and they help
finance continued maintenance. g10 Code GmbH, a Duesseldorf based
company owned and headed by GnuPG's principal author, is currently
funding Dirmngr development. We are always looking for interesting
A service directory is available at:
We have to thank all the people who helped with this release. The
folks at Intevation helped a lot to track down bugs and to define new
features. Marcus Brinkmann is mainly responsible for completing the
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