auto-key-retrieve usefulness/annoyance

Teemu Likonen tlikonen at
Fri Oct 13 07:45:15 CEST 2017

Teemu Likonen [2017-10-05 20:17:51+03] wrote:

> Werner Koch [2017-10-05 09:00:18+02] wrote:
>> I have exactly the same problem but I do it anwyat - there is not
>> much we can do about it. The default timeout for such lookups are 2
>> seconds. You can lower this to one second using
>>   connect-quick-timeout 1
>> in dirmngr.conf.
> Thanks. That helps noticeably. And yes, I use auto-key-retrieve
> anyway. It's a nice feature. I have sometimes persuaded people to
> upload their key to the server pool.

Unfortunately "--refresh-key" doesn't work well with
"connect-quick-timeout 1" anymore, at least not through Tor network. It
seems that the timeout is too short. I'm back to the default settings
and the long delays when the key is not on servers.
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