How to send a key to a keyserver?

Philip Jackson philip.jackson at
Fri Feb 27 12:57:38 CET 2015

On 26/02/15 18:15, Helmut Waitzmann wrote:
> I tried
> gpg2 --verbose --keyserver hkp:// --send-keys -- 72ABFF0923A87CF22D0ED7C4FDEE765D017077F1
> and got the message
> gpg: sending key FDEE765D017077F1 to hkp server
> gpgkeys: HTTP post error 22: The requested URL returned error: 417
> gpg: keyserver internal error
> gpg: keyserver send failed: Keyserver error
> What's wrong here?  Does the problem sit in front of the keyboard?
> Any help will be appreciated.

I cut and pasted your command string and then substituted my key identity for
yours.  It worked ok.  I tried the long id version like you  used and also the
short id version.  All worked ok.

So maybe it was just a keyserver glitch ?


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