Odd keyserver problem

Albrecht Dreß albrecht.dress at arcor.de
Sun Nov 19 15:55:58 CET 2006

Hi all,

I have an odd problem searching for a key on a HKP keyserver using GnuPG  
1.4.5.  Searching for a key using the mail address works fine (name &  
address removed for privacy):

gpg --search-keys --keyserver hkp://blackhole.pca.dfn.de '<... at ...>'
gpg: searching for "... at ..." from hkp server blackhole.pca.dfn.de
(1)     .... <... at ...>
           1024 bit DSA key 4DA565F9, created: 2004-06-01
(2)     ... <... at ...>
         .... <... at ...>
           1024 bit DSA key 7108E308, created: 2002-01-14

When I try to search directly for the second key id above, I get the  
following failure:

gpg --search-keys --keyserver hkp://blackhole.pca.dfn.de 0x7108E308
gpg: searching for "0x7108E308" from hkp server blackhole.pca.dfn.de
gpg: key "0x7108E308" not found on keyserver

Using the http interface of the key server properly returns the key when I  
enter the key id.  Using any other key server, I get the same results.  I  
am pretty sure this /did/ work with earlier versions of GnuPG.  Any idea  
what goes wrong here?

Cheers, Albrecht.

  Albrecht Dreß  -  Johanna-Kirchner-Straße 13  -  D-53123 Bonn (Germany)
        Phone (+49) 228 6199571  -  mailto:albrecht.dress at arcor.de
   GnuPG public key:  http://www.mynetcologne.de/~nc-dreszal/pubkey.asc
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