Exporting key with photo ID

David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Tue Jan 13 18:44:21 CET 2004

On Tue, Jan 13, 2004 at 07:52:03PM -0300, Marcelo Fernandez wrote:
> Hi, I have errors exporting my public key to any key server.
> For example, when I try to submit it via www, I paste the key (in Ascii)
> in the MIT server (http://pgp.mit.edu) there is a message saying  'Error
> decoding keyblock'.

pgp.mit.edu does not work with Photo IDs.  There is nothing you can
do except use a different keyserver.

> I searched in previous messages, and there was one person having exactly
> the same problem (June-2002), and I figured out that is the Photo ID my
> key is including. The answer was "try with ldap servers, like
> ldap://pgp.surfnet.nl". I tried again with this server, and I got errors
> too (I configured my .gnupg to ldap://pgp.surfnet.nl:11370):
> [marcelo at localhost marcelo]$ gpg --send-keys mfernandez at lq.com.ar
> gpgkeys: error adding key mfernandez at lq.co to keyserver: Already exists
> gpg: keyserver internal error
> gpg: keyserver send failed: error del servidor de claves
> [marcelo at localhost marcelo]$

This is something odd happening on the surfnet keyserver.  The server
is reporting that the key already exists, but isn't giving it to you
in the search.


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