error searching keyserver: Network is unreachable

Christian Ribeaud christian.ribeaud at
Sat Mar 6 20:56:44 CET 2021


Thanks for your answer.

Up to you, which one should I take for testing? There is a lot of red here…
And, actually, we deployed our own (hkp:// keyserver, which I am trying to access. But can't for some reason I do not understand.
This instance is working properly. This is for sure. The problem is only on my side and my gpg installation.


From: Stefan Claas <stefan.claas at>
Date: Saturday, 6 March 2021 at 15:18
To: Christian Ribeaud <christian.ribeaud at>, "gnupg-users at" <gnupg-users at>
Subject: Re: gpg: error searching keyserver: Network is unreachable

Christian Ribeaud wrote:

> Good morning, > > > > Desperately searching for hours now… > > I am NOT able to run following command: > > > > gpg --keyserver hkp:// --keyserver-options > no-self-sigs-only,no-import-clean --search-keys <any-key> > > > > Always getting following output: > > > > gpg: error searching keyserver: No keyserver available > > gpg: keyserver search failed: No keyserver available > > > > Changing keyserver does not help. I've tried > / as well. > > Because the command takes some time to return, I would assume that it > is still trying to do something. > > > > What could be the reason? How to fix it? > > I am using v2.2.27, installed via Homebrew > ( > on Mac OS X Big Sur. > > Any help greatly appreciated here. Thanks a lot, and have a beautiful > day, >

you may check out the current status of the SKS Network and try to select

a different server.


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