host not found: ec=11001

David Shaw dshaw at
Wed Dec 22 15:41:13 CET 2004

On Wed, Dec 22, 2004 at 03:33:07PM +0100, Henk-Piet Glas wrote:
> Dear All,
> I'm using the following config file:
> keyserver hkp://
> keyserver-options honor-http-proxy,verbose,auto-key-retrieve
> And http_proxy is as follows:
> http://MyUserName:MyPassWord@MyProxy:80/
> From the command line I use:
> gpg --verify gnupg-1.4.0.tar.bz2.sig
> Which returns:
> gpg: Signature made 12/16/04 11:50:52  using DSA key ID 57548DCD
> gpg: requesting key 57548DCD from hkp://
> gpg: MyUserName: host not found: ec=11001
> gpg: can't get key from keyserver: No such file or directory
> gpg: Total number processed: 0
> gpg: Can't check signature: public key not found
> It looks as if 'MyUserName' as embedded in the keyserver URL is 
> wrongfully assumed to be the host. I am currently using version 1.2.5 of 
> gpg. Is this a bug or am I overlooking something?

Authenticated proxy support was just added in 1.4.0.  It will not work
in 1.2.5.

(and yes, I see the amusement of needing to upgrade to get the key to
verify the upgrade with... you'll have to get the key another way for
this one!)


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