Downloading public keys with GnuPG

CL Gilbert
Thu Jun 19 15:46:02 2003

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Ben Branders wrote:
| CL Gilbert wrote:
|> Interesting.  This works for me.  Can you send signed mails?
| Yes, I can do that.  That's no problem.
|> Sounds like Enigmail is not working properly.  For me I get a x'ed out
|> pencil
|> on signed messages that have sigs I do not know.  I push the pencil and
|> then it begins to connect to the server that I chose, and DL the key.
| Are you sure those people have their key in the keyserver you have
| chosen to quary?  Sometimes I have to use a diff server because a user
| might be only in a specific one.  Do you get the pencil icon?
| The same here.  An unknown signature gets a broken pen and a know but
| untrusted signature a pen with an questionmark.
| I can also click on the pen.  Enigmail _tries_ to download the public
| key.  Then it says it can't find the server or it can't find the key.
| But tried with different (working) servers and with different keys... At
| least one key has to be on a server, don't you think?

First check the server for the key using the web interface, then check
it with gpg.  if gpg can't find it then, their is a problem.  Maybe your
firewall is blocking it or something!?

my key is on for sure.  Some of the servers are flakey.

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GnuPG Key Fingerprint:
82A6 8893 C2A1 F64E A9AD  19AE 55B2 4CD7 80D2 0A2D
Version: GnuPG v1.2.2 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla -