Problem refreshing keys

Phil Pennock gnupg-users at
Thu Jun 14 05:22:19 CEST 2018

On 2018-06-13 at 09:52 -0400, Jerry wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Jun 2018 15:25:04 +0200, Werner Koch stated:
> >The common problem on Windows: You can't use ' to quote; we Unix folks
> >always forget about that.  Use

Bah, I just didn't know.  :D  I suspected though, which is why I
mentioned typing interactively as a fallback.

> gpg-connect-agent --dirmngr "KEYSERVER --hosttable" /bye
> S # hosttable (idx, ipv6, ipv4, dead, name, time):
> S #   0 (
> OK
> Is that what it should be reporting?

What version is it?  Is there a newer version available?

  gpg-connect-agent --dirmngr "GETINFO version" /bye

There have been a bunch of fixes for various DNS issues with dirmngr, I
would expect to see something showing that it's a pool.

You're talking to, which works fine; I just
overrode DNS for the pool and made sure that only reached that IP (/etc/hosts override)
and I was able to retrieve a key fine, after which:

> KEYSERVER --hosttable
S # hosttable (idx, ipv6, ipv4, dead, name, time):
S #   0
S #   .
S #   .   --> 1*
S #   1   4 (

I suspect that you have an old dirmngr and the problems are fixed with a
newer release of gpg4win.


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