Cannot upload updated public keys - "Server indicated a failure"

Hanns Holger Rutz contact at
Fri Aug 9 06:09:50 CEST 2019

updating to gpg 2.2.12 fixed this

On 08/08/2019 16:44, Hanns Holger Rutz wrote:
> hello,
> disclaimer: gpg is a periphery piece of software in my life. please
> don't assume that i'm going to unwind my computer because of this.
> i sign emails and software with a gpg key. i had to extent its expiry
> now. i cannot upload the updated keys:
> $ gpg --send-keys 7437FCBA03E4CB85
> gpg: sending key 7437FCBA03E4CB85 to hkp://
> gpg: keyserver send failed: Server indicated a failure
> gpg: keyserver send failed: Server indicated a failure
> i tried various other URLs known to me, same effect. i'm on debian
> stretch with gpg 2.1.18. i cannot update my distribution at this moment.
> i need to publish my updated key with reasonable effort.
> enigmail also won't upload the keys.
> thanks for you help!
> best, .h.h.

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