What is this Public Keyserver thing?

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The public keyserver provides access to the public encryption/authentication keys for over 2 million individuals worldwide. It supports both PGP and GnuPG (GPG) public keys and is synchronized with other public key servers throughout the world. Public key systems allow you to have secure communications and data storage, as well as the ability to digitally sign documents, files, e-mail, etc. For more info on public key systems start with the FAQs at the Gnu Privacy Guard site.