pgp servers hanging

John Clizbe JPClizbe at
Fri Feb 15 22:23:52 CET 2008

Matt Richards wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm having an issue with GnuPG, I currently use it with mutt and everything
> was ok but now when I view an email that has signed data and I dont have the
> key of the person that signed the email, mutt hangs.
> This appears to be due to gnupg attempting to request the key via a keyserver
> and not having much success.
> The keyserver I was using with no problems is hkp:// and since
> then I have tried a number of keyservers including mit's without much success, I
> did find one keyserver that i could connect to (LDAP based i think) but there
> didn't appear to be many keys avaliable.
> I'm not behind any proxy servers or anything like that.
> Does anybody know what might be going on? or are the keyservers just down?

Are they down? Mine's not.

try hkp:// is a DNS round-robin consisting of 25 online and synced
SKS keyservers. hkp:// is a six server round-robin

John P. Clizbe                   Inet:   JPClizbe (a) tx DAWT rr DAHT con
Ginger Bear Networks             keyserver hkp://
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter
and those who matter don't mind." - Dr Seuss, "Oh the Places You'll Go"

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