GnuPG 1.4.2 Windows LDAP problems

John Clizbe JPClizbe at
Mon Sep 19 04:54:00 CEST 2005

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Martin Schoch wrote:
> Hi list,
>   I updated GnuPG from version 1.4.1 to 1.4.2 on Windows 2000 SP4
>   and have no problems when GnuPG wants to download keys from a
>   server with the LDAP protocol.
> gpg: Signature made 08/08/05 20:12:43 using DSA key ID XXXXXXXX
> gpg: requesting key XXXXXXXX from ldap server
> gpg: Keine gültigen OpenPGP-Daten gefunden.
> gpg: Anzahl insgesamt bearbeiteter Schlüssel: 0
> gpg: Unterschrift kann nicht geprüft werden: Öffentlicher Schlüssel nicht gefunden
>   Did I miss something, do I have to change something in the
>   configuration?

You probably missed this announcement.

	keyserver x-hkp://

I believe the only LDAP keyservers still operational are the ones.

- -John

- -------- Original Message --------
Subject: Traditional LDAP keyserver going off line
Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2005 12:27:21 +0200
From: Teun Nijssen <teun.nijssen at>
Organization: Tilburg University
To: pgp-keyserver-folk at, gnupg-devel at,
sks-devel at, pgp-keyserver-folk at,
pgp-users at


for a very, very long time (even when a keyserver was a Perl script),
SURFnet has been funding PGP keyservers.

In august 2004, SURFnet installed a new dedicated SKS keyserver
hkp:// which is also known as

The previous machine, is currently still
operational; it handles between 1M and 2M *LDAP* keyserver requests per

Nevertheless, at the end of this month good old horowitz (a Solaris
Enterprise 1 box of previous century quality) will go off-line. Its
problem is not the age of the hardware but the fading away of Solaris at
Tilburg University. (We're a Debian site now.)

I have requested to point the cname alias to
one of their own servers.



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