Experimental HKP Interface

Brian M. Carlson karlsson at hal-pc.org
Fri Jun 7 02:03:01 CEST 2002

Before you start, I know the interface is experimental, and I shouldn't
be complaining, but here I go anyway.

bmc at stonewall:~$ gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys c7a966dd
gpg: It is only intended for test purposes and should NOT be
gpg: used in a production environment or with production keys!
gpg: Warning: using insecure memory!
gpg: please see http://www.gnupg.org/faq.html for more information
gpg: unable to execute program "gpgkeys_x-hkp": No such file or directory
gpg: no handler for keyserver scheme "x-hkp"

It works with hkp://foo or hkp://foo:11371.

I'm almost positive this is because the old way of referring to
keyservers was x-hkp, not hkp. Anyway, the quick and dirty way to
solve it is symlink gpgkeys_x-hkp to gpgkeys_hkp. You could also replace
x-hkp with hkp internally, but not supporting x-hkp would break backwards
compatibility and external programs like keylookup.

Brian M. Carlson <karlsson at hal-pc.org> <http://decoy.wox.org/~bmc> 0x560553E7
Always store beer in a dark place.
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