The state of OpenPGP key servers: Kristian, can you renew my certificate? A month later: Kristian? Ten days later: Too late, it’s expired

There was a time when there was a certain amount of pride in the fact internet engineers all knew one another, that systems critical to the internet’s functioning were run in the back of other facilities, and a single person was often in charge of whole services. Fortunately those times have changed, and global communication networks are now run a little more professionally, with clear points of contact, dedicated rooms and staff, and multiple checks and balances to ensure things run smoothly.

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