URL returned error: 500 when sending key to server

Reimer Karlsen-Masur, DFN-CERT karlsen-masur at dfn-cert.de
Mon Mar 20 09:52:31 CET 2006


one of our users run into the same error message...

Apparently this could be linked to how some versions of GPG are linked
against libcurl. See


for a discussion.

In our case (pgpkeys.pca.dfn.de) an update to the latest version of SKS
fixed the problem.

Jason Harris wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 20, 2006 at 01:52:01AM +0100, Daniel Stöckner wrote:
>> I created a standard key-pair for my mail-address. When trying to send
>> the key to one of the servers with:
>> gpg -v -v --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --send-key <my key-ID>
>> I get the following message:
>> gpg: sending key <my key-ID> to hkp server subkeys.pgp.net
>> gpgkeys: HTTP post error 22: The requested URL returned error: 500
>> It is again and again reproducible.
> (pks.gpg.cz) and (party.nic.se) return this
> error for me, the other servers don't.
>> Does that mean "Internal Server Error" as with http? I don't know what
>> to do about this or even if I can do anything about this. I haven't
>> found any solution here or with google. Any hint greatly appreciated!
>> Thanks in advance!
> Hopefully the admins of these servers will check their logs and reply.

Beste Gruesse / Kind Regards

Reimer Karlsen-Masur
Dipl.-Inform. Reimer Karlsen-Masur (PKI Team), DFN-CERT Services GmbH
https://www.dfn-cert.de, +49 40 808077-615 / +49 40 808077-555 (Hotline)
PGP RSA/2048, 1A9E4B95, A6 9E 4F AF F6 C7 2C B8  DA 72 F4 5E B4 A4 F0 66

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