Downloading public keys with GnuPG

René Clerc
Wed Jun 18 18:20:02 2003

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* Ben Branders <> [18-06-2003 18:10]:

> I just switched from PGP to GnuPG.  I now use Mozilla with Enigmail.=20
> There is only one problem.  How do you download public keys from a=20
> keyserver with GnuPG/Enigmail ??

gpg --recv-keys <key-id>

> I tried several times and with different keyservers, but it just
> doesn't work...  .

Maybe you're doing something wrong:

> This is what the error window says: (with a http server)
> > enigmail> c:\tools\gnupg\gpg.exe --batch --no-tty --status-fd 2
> > --keyserver http :// --recv-keys 0x9B15A06C gpg: NOTE:

It should be, so get rid of the space.

> And this happens with a LDAP server
> > enigmail> c:\tools\gnupg\gpg.exe --batch --no-tty --status-fd 2 --keyse=
> > ldap :// --recv-keys 0x9B15A06C gpgkeys: internal LDAP

Same here, I guess...

If you add key servers to your options file, you can leave them out in
command-line operations...


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