unable to send key to keyserver
s0x7c0 at netspace.net.au
Sat Apr 4 13:12:06 CEST 2009
Charly Avital wrote:
> caleb wrote the following on 4/4/09 5:15 AM:
>> I have been reading a book about openPGP and have installed GnuPG. I
>> have successfully created a keypair and have created a revocation
>> certificate. But when I try and send my key to a keyserver with the command:
>> gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --send-keys myemail at mydomain.com.au
>> i get an error:
>> gpg: "myemail at mydomain.com.au" not a key ID: skipping
> >From man gpg:
> --send-keys key IDs
> Fingerprints may be used instead of key IDs. Option --keyserver must
> be used to give the name of this keyserver. Don't send your com-
> plete keyring to a keyserver --- select only those keys which
> are new or changed by you.
>> I don't know why this happens as this is the email address I used when
>> creating the keypair and gpg printed that this address was part of my
>> User ID. I tried another command:
> This happens because your command line indicated as argument your e-mail
> address, that is your User ID, instead of the key ID, that is composed
> by the last eight digits of the key's fingerprint.
> As indicated above, you can use also the whole fingerprint.
>> gpg --output pubkey.myemail at mydomain.com.au.gpg.asc --armor --export
>> myemail at mydomain.com.au
>> this worked and printed my public key to a text file. I have no idea why
>> it is not accepting my email as part of my user id when I try and send
>> keys to the keyserver.
> As indicated above, because when sending to a keyserver, you have to
> include the Key(s) ID, not your User ID (UID)
> Best regards,
Thanks for the help, I found the fingerprint and the keyid and
successfully sent the key to the keyserver.
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