V3 key lookup

Nicholas Cole nicholas.cole at gmail.com
Sun Jan 5 17:48:58 CET 2014

On Sun, Jan 5, 2014 at 1:24 PM, Nicholas Cole <nicholas.cole at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear list,
> I've been implementing a local version of
> http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-shaw-openpgp-hkp-00
> for some experimenting.
> I have a server working listening on local host and replying with the
> correct formats to the defined requests.
> Everything works fine with version 4 keys, but if gpg (version 1 or 2)
> attempts to download a version 3 key, it simply exits with an error about no
> valid data found.
> The odd thing is that the request doesn't even show up in the server logs.
> As far as I can tell, gpg doesn't even attempt the request.
> What could be going wrong?  Is it that for some reason the v3 code doesn't
> like a local host?

At the risk of answering my own question experiments on the console
(rather than using a front-end) revealed the helpful message:

gpg: requesting key ?v3 fpr? from hkp server localhost

gpgkeys: HKP keyservers do not support v3 fingerprints

gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.

gpg: Total number processed: 0

gpg: keyserver internal error

Thanks Werner for making your error messages so clear.

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