[Q] Sending a key to a keyserver

David Shaw dshaw@jabberwocky.com
Sun May 11 22:36:03 2003

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On Sun, May 11, 2003 at 03:57:06PM -0400, Daniel Carrera wrote:
> Hi all,
> I really think I'm doing everything right, and I don't understand why it'=
> not working.  I'm trying to upload my key to a keyserver.  Here is what I=
> get:
> dcarrera ~ $ gpg --list-keys daniel
> pub  1024D/0FEBCEC3 2003-05-10 Daniel Carrera (PhD Student, Math)=20
> <dcarrera@math.umd.edu>
> sub  2048g/0D1C25EC 2003-05-10 [expires: 2005-05-09]
> dcarrera ~ $ gpg --send-keys 0x0FEBCEC3
> gpgkeys: error adding key 0x0FEBCEC3 to keyserver: Already exists
> gpg: keyserver internal error

That is an error from an LDAP keyserver.

> What does it mean by my key "already exists".  It can't be in the server=
> already.  I haven't put it up yet.  Besides, if it were Neil would have=
> been able to retrieve it.

It's there:

gpgkeys: LDAP fetch for: (pgpkeyid=3D0FEBCEC3)
gpgkeys: requesting key 0x0FEBCEC3 from ldap://keyserver.pgp.com

User ID:        Daniel Carrera (PhD Student, Math) <dcarrera@math.umd.edu>
Short key ID:   0FEBCEC3

Presumably Neil was looking on one of the HKP keyservers.  The LDAP
keyserver don't sync very well (if at all) with the HKP keyservers.


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