Key updating and preferred keyservers

David Shaw dshaw at
Tue Mar 28 23:46:02 CEST 2006

On Tue, Mar 28, 2006 at 10:01:25PM +0200, Henrik O A Barkman wrote:
> Is there a way to run refresh-keys WITHOUT honoring preferred keyserver
> records?
> Every now and then I need to update an entire keyring from one specific
> keyserver, and since some of the keys involved has preferred keyserver
> records it usually turns into running refresh-keys followed by locating
> the un-updated key ID's in the scrollback, and then run recv-keys for
> those keys.
> Something like "gpg --keyserver company.keyserver --refresh-keys
> --no-preferred-keyserver" would make this procedure much easier.

gpg --keyserver-options no-honor-keyserver-url --refresh-keys

Of course, the owners of those keys did presumably set a preferred
keyserver URL because they wanted you getting their keys from the
preferred keyserver...


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