gpg: keyserver receive failed: No name - for gpg --keyserver hkp://

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Fri Jun 25 00:04:49 CEST 2021

Am 24.06.21 um 19:19 schrieb Alexander Polcyn via Gnupg-users:
> (....)
> Host <>
> not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)
> (....)
> Did these names get permanently deleted? Any workarounds or suggestions
> would be appreciated.

One alternative could be

This keyserver has one big advantage, when you upload a key there, this
server verifies the email address associated with that key is valid and
you have actual access to this email address. Fake keys have no chance

Now, it also has one big disadvantage, this keyserver strips *all*
signatures associated to that key. All signatures will bw removed when
you upload a key there.

And GnuPG seems to have issues to fetch keys from there directly, using
e.g. gpg --recv-keys, it may be better to use wget to fetch keys from there.

If you have control over your own domain you may learn how to use WKD
web key directory, this way your key(s) is stored on your very own host.

The keyserver situation seems a bit difficult currently, maybe is the best (easiest) workaround for now.

But WKD is really worth looking at!

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