GPA and hkps

John jw72253 at
Tue Jun 26 21:27:37 CEST 2012

"Werner Koch" <wk at> wrote in message 
news:<87lijbfbzk.fsf__7982.15741892836$1340651488$gmane$org at>...
> On Fri, 22 Jun 2012 23:22, jw72253 at said:
> > message when I use GPA to try retrieving a key. The message states
> > this: "There is no plugin available for the keyserver protocol you
> > specified." What am I missing? Thanks.
> IIRC, GPA has no support for "hpks".  You need to use "hkp".  For
> historical reasons GPA uses GnuPG's key server helper programs directly
> and has not been updated to allow for TLS encrypted connections.

Werner, hello.

If GPA has no support for hkps, what commands should be used on the command 
line with gpg, given what I have already indicated? Thanks.


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