Possible IPv6 bug for --keyserver option

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Wed Nov 30 13:18:10 CET 2011

mike at Fuzzbutt:~$ gpg --keyserver grepular.com --recv-key 11111111
gpg: requesting key 11111111 from hkp server grepular.com
gpgkeys: HTTP fetch error 7: Failed to connect to
2001:470:1f09:1186::beef: Network is unreachable
gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.
gpg: Total number processed: 0
mike at Fuzzbutt:~$

Why is gpg trying to connect to the IPv6 address here? The machine I'm
running it from doesn't have an IPv6 address, so it should be using the
A record instead of the AAAA record...

mike at Fuzzbutt:~$ ifconfig|grep inet6
mike at Fuzzbutt:~$

I'm running GnuPG 2.0.14 on Ubuntu 11.04

P.S. There isn't a keyserver at grepular.com, so I wasn't expecting it
to work. I just wasn't expecting it to use the AAAA record instead of
the A record.

Mike Cardwell https://grepular.com/  https://twitter.com/mickeyc
Professional  http://cardwellit.com/ http://linkedin.com/in/mikecardwell
PGP.mit.edu   0018461F/35BC AF1D 3AA2 1F84 3DC3 B0CF 70A5 F512 0018 461F

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