gpg 2.1.1 --recv-key fails ("Input/output error") for a specific key

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Tue Feb 10 16:15:08 CET 2015

Hi GnuPG folks--

One key from the public keyservers appears to cause gpg 2.1.1 to fail to

0 dkg at alice:~$ gpg2 --keyserver --recv 0x99AB06246EEBF5A8 
gpg: keyserver receive failed: Input/output error
2 dkg at alice:~$ 

This happens with hkps, with plain hkp, with the pool, and with all the
different distinct keyservers i've tried.  The same command is not a
problem for gpg 1.4.x.

Any thoughts about what's going on here?


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