GPG Keychain: Error When Looking Up Public Key
Search keys failed! (Server indicated a failure)
Code = 219
gpg: error searching keyserver: Server indicated a failure
gpg: keyserver search failed: Server indicated a failure
Public Key to appear
macOS 10.14.6 18G78a GPG Suite 2018.5 2368 (6f26711) GPG Mail 3.0.1 1330 (807c323e) Trial Expired GPG Keychain 1.4.6 1514 (560b5a9) GPG Services 1.11.6 1056 (ad0c960) MacGPG 2.2.10 921 (b487092) GPG Suite Preferences 2.1.4 1077 (ad934a9) Libmacgpg 0.8.7 895 (78f424a) pinentry 1.1.0 10 (1ff8803)
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Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 20 Jul, 2019 07:21 PM
unfortunately there are a variety of reasons why a key search can fail.
Is there any chance that you are using Little Snitch or any other firewall on your Mac? If so, please temporarily disable that software and repeat your search.
Can you let us know which key server address you see in GPG Keychain > Preferences > Key Server. What happens if you switch to the other default key servers in the list?
Could you try to change your nameserver to 184.108.40.206 and let us know if that fixes your problem? To change your DNS open System Preferences > Network > Advanced > DNS. Add a new entry with 220.127.116.11 as value and drag it to the very top of the list. Confirm with "OK" and then select "Apply". You can easily revert by removing that entry from the list.
Support Staff 2 Posted by Steve on 29 Jul, 2019 05:02 PM
Closing, since no further user feedback was received. Should your problem persist, feel free to re-open this discussion any time.
All the best,
Steve closed this discussion on 29 Jul, 2019 05:02 PM.