defining port number for keyserver searches

Malte Gell malte.gell at
Mon Jun 29 15:38:07 CEST 2009

David Shaw <dshaw at> wrote

> On Jun 29, 2009, at 8:43 AM, Malte Gell wrote:
> > Hi there,
> >
> > when doing a keyserver search on the server side it seems port 11371
> > is used.
> > I would like to define a fixed port number (the same 11371) for gpg
> > which waits
> > for the answer from the keyserver. Can I tell gpg at which port to
> > listen?
> If I understand your question, you're trying to set the *local* port
> number that GPG uses when binding the socket to talk to a keyserver?
> If so, no, GPG does not support that.  Why would you need such a
> thing?  I suspect that there are other ways of accomplishing whatever
> you're trying to do.

Oh no... can it be, is down currently? I think I don't have a 
port filtering issue, the keyserver seems to be down!


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