gpg 2.1.15, *no* keyservers found for submit/recv, "DNS query returned an error or no records: No such domain (nxdomain)"

Phil Pennock gnupg-devel at
Thu Oct 27 08:18:48 CEST 2016

On 2016-10-26 at 22:54 -0700, lists at wrote:
> > getinfo version
> 	D 2.1.15
> 	OK
> > keyserver --help
> 	S # Known schemata:
> 	S #   hkp
> 	S #   hkps


At this point, I'm grasping at straws.  "It works for me"(tm).  (I'm one
of the keyserver operators with an interest in this working).

The only thing which comes to mind is a vague recollection that adns
parses some things from /etc/resolv.conf in a different order to the
"usual" resolver libraries ... my memory says "search and domain"
getting stomped upon, but perhaps also trying available nameservers
differently (round-robin instead of the usual first-to-succeed)?

Check if all the nameservers in /etc/resolv.conf are functioning
correctly?  Including if some are only available in certain VPN

Beyond that, stumped.


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