FAQ 6.10: "If I submit a key to a keyserver, nothing happens ..."

David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Sun Oct 29 23:16:22 CET 2006

On Sun, Oct 29, 2006 at 10:58:54AM -0500, Peter S. May wrote:
> My brother-in-law has just started using GnuPG for Windows (I think the
> version in Gpg4win, but not sure).  Until I reread the FAQ it was a bit
> confusing that his keyserver uploads weren't working.  It didn't readily
> give him an error probably because he was using it through Enigmail, but
> that's beside the point.

You are confused.  That FAQ item refers to a version of GnuPG that
hasn't been current in 6 years.  You might be having a problem, but it
seems to work just fine for everyone else and has been working for
many years.

> The point:  What's so difficult about supporting HKP uploads on Windows
> that it hasn't been done yet, two major releases after the FAQ says the
> error was added?  Why would downloads work but not uploads?  Has the
> task been assigned?  Has this been fixed in the 1.9 dev versions?

Please give enough information that we might be able to help you.
Simply saying "keyserver uploads weren't working" gives us no way to
even guess.


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