Can't resolve DNS since 2.1.17

Gabriel Souza Franco gabrielfrancosouza at
Tue Feb 14 02:01:27 CET 2017

On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 10:19 PM, Daniel Kahn Gillmor
<dkg at> wrote:
> I believe the PTR requests themselves are a bug, so not making them
> seems just fine to me:
> So it looks to me like the stock behavior is the correct behavior for
> dirmngr to me, given a broken DNS resolver that cannot handle SRV
> queries.
> Can you explain what you would expect to be done differently?
>        --dkg

Not bailing out on a FORMERR from a SRV query. Note that my problem
isn't that my resolver can't handle SRV, but that it gives the wrong
answer instead of a NXDOMAIN. This marks the keyserver as dead even
with successful A and AAAA replies.

$ gpg --refresh-keys
gpg: refreshing […] keys from hkps://
gpg: keyserver refresh failed: No keyserver available

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