Questions about OpenPGP best practices

Doug Barton dougb at
Tue Feb 26 16:38:56 CET 2013

I got a new error today:

gpg: sending key 1A1ABC84 to hkp server
gpgkeys: HTTP post error 22: The requested URL returned error: 417 
Expectation Failed

Never seen that one before. :)

Overall the performance of the sks-keyservers pool has been great for me 
though. Thanks for all your hard work on this.


On 02/26/2013 01:21 AM, kristian.fiskerstrand at wrote:
> Hi, and sorry for top posting. I'm on the road again, so only blackberry access for now.
> I would indeed like to get more feedback on the pools. My first question is whether you notice the same behavior when using the geographical pools (eu,na,oc,sa) that are optimized based on the methods described in the PDF article linked in the overview of pools. This typically works better due to lower network roundtrip and also takes into account reverse proxies in assigning weights.
> Hth

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