David Shaw dshaw at
Sat Jan 20 17:03:22 CET 2007

On Sat, Jan 20, 2007 at 12:38:04PM +0100, Kai Raven wrote:
> Hi,
> can i use all types of strings for the sig-keyserver-url option:
> sig-keyserver-url x-hkp://

This will work fine, as will "hkp://".

> sig-keyserver-url

This will work fine as well.

> sig-keyserver-url

This one wouldn't.  0x%S isn't a key ID, but if you put a key ID
there, it'll work fine too.

Basically it works this way when you have automatic key retrieval
turned on: if the sig-keyserver-url is a keyserver (i.e. not a full
HTTP path), then GPG will do the right thing and try and fetch the key
in question (i.e. the one that issued the signature).  If it's a full
HTTP path, GPG will retrieve it directly.


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