CERT fails with LDAP URL

David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Wed Sep 3 23:24:06 CEST 2008

On Wed, Sep 03, 2008 at 04:31:01PM -0400, Alex wrote:
> Hi, when I try to locate a key with CERT it fails with this message:
> $ gpg2 --auto-key-locate cert -r email at address --encrypt
> gpgkeys: key 0000000000000000 not found on keyserver
> gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.
> gpg: Total number processed: 0
> gpg: automatically retrieved `email at address' via DNS CERT
> gpg: email at address: skipped: No public key
> gpg: [stdin]: encryption failed: No public key
> $ gpg2 --version
> gpg (GnuPG) 2.0.9
> [...]
> Used libraries: gcrypt(1.4.1)
> I generated the CERT record using the make-dns-cert tool and set the
> url to "ldap://keyserver.pgp.com". My key is definitely listed on the
> keyserver, and GPG is correctly connecting to the keyserver using ldap.
> It seems that gpg is asking the ldap server for the wrong key (all 0's) 
> I checked the RR with `host' and it is indeed correct.
> If anyone wants to actually see this in action please send me an email
> off the list and I will give you the relevant information.

I can't really help you without details, specifically the
"email at address" from above.  You can send that to me off-list if you


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