Setting up wks/ error parsing submission email

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Thu Dec 20 21:08:13 CET 2018

On Thu 2018-12-20 14:58:33 -0500, Fabian A. Santiago wrote:
> gpg --version:
> gpg (GnuPG) 2.2.4
> Home: /root/.gnupg

This looks like you're running it as root.

> root at mail:~# /usr/lib/gnupg/gpg-wks-client --version
> gpg-wks-client (GnuPG) 2.2.4
> Copyright (C) 2017 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later 
> <>
> This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
> There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
> ***
> and see my attached sample.txt (which is the confirmation email received 
> when submitting a new key).

thanks!  that shows that the message is encrypted to the public key with
keyid 0xFAD6496868B818DD.  are you running gpg-wks-client as root as
well?  does root control the secret key for this e-mail address
test123 at

what is the output of:

    gpg --list-secret-keys 0xFAD6496868B818DD

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