Keyserver name command

Ron Rogers Jr. CronoCloud at
Fri Nov 9 22:31:25 CET 2007

On Fri, 09 Nov 2007 20:20:18 +0000
Bob Henson <bob.henson at> wrote:

> Two of my keys have keyserver names built in by using PGP's
> simple key editing UI. I haven't got  PGP installed now, and
> wanted to change the keyserver using "gpg --keyserver name",
> as the server in the keys has now disappeared or no longer
> functions. I'd like to either remove it altogether and not
> have a specific preference, or change it to the SKS server at
> (seems to be the best/fastest at the
> moment), but even after reading the man page I'm not sure of
> the command syntax. Do I need a full URL, or will just
> "" suffice? If it needs a full URL, how is
> the URL for an SKS server constructed? Would running the
> command with no parameters at all remove the current name?

I think  you have to use:

gpg --edit-key

and then use:

full_URI_of_keyserver, for example: hkp:// or in
your case: hkp://

to remove the keyserver you would enter:

CronoCloud (Ron Rogers Jr.)

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