SKS Keyserver, HKPS, and GnuPG 2.1

Samir Nassar samir at
Wed Mar 18 22:08:26 CET 2015

On Wednesday, March 18, 2015 09:21:08 PM Kristian Fiskerstrand wrote:
> 11371 is expected to be for HKP, so requiring this to be TLS is bad
> practice.

Oh oops. Fixed now.
> > gpg-connect-agent --verbose --dirmngr 'keyserver
> > hkps://' 'ks_get 1e42b367' /bye
> > 
> > gpg-connect-agent --verbose --dirmngr 'keyserver
> > hkps://' 'ks_get 1e42b367' /bye
> What if you just update the keyserver in gpg.conf and kill the dirmngr
> (it will auto-restart)?


> increase verbosity, e.g. gpg --debug-level guru --search
> blah at , alternatively specify debug / debug-level in
> dirmngr.conf along with a log-file

$ gpg --debug-level guru --search samir at
gpg: enabled debug flags: packet mpi cipher filter iobuf memory cache memstat 
trust hashing extprog cardio assuan clock
gpg: DBG: [not enabled in the source] start
gpg: DBG: chan_3 <- # Home: /home/<user>/.gnupg
gpg: DBG: chan_3 <- # Config: /home/<user>/.gnupg/dirmngr.conf
gpg: DBG: chan_3 <- OK Dirmngr 2.1.2 at your service
gpg: DBG: chan_4 <- # Home: /home/<user>/.gnupg
gpg: DBG: chan_4 <- # Config: /home/<user>/.gnupg/dirmngr.conf
gpg: DBG: chan_4 <- OK Dirmngr 2.1.2 at your service
gpg: DBG: connection to the dirmngr established
gpg: DBG: chan_4 -> KEYSERVER --clear hkps://
gpg: DBG: chan_4 <- OK
gpg: DBG: chan_4 -> KS_SEARCH -- samir at
gpg: DBG: chan_4 <- ERR 1 General error <Unspecified source>
gpg: error searching keyserver: General error
gpg: keyserver search failed: General error
gpg: DBG: chan_4 -> BYE
gpg: DBG: [not enabled in the source] stop
gpg: random usage: poolsize=600 mixed=0 polls=0/0 added=0/0
              outmix=0 getlvl1=0/0 getlvl2=0/0
gpg: secmem usage: 0/32768 bytes in 0 blocks
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