GPG Keychain: unable to access keyserver

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02 Sep, 2019 11:36 AM

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I'm able to reproduce this issue on a fresh install of GPGTools 2019.1 & 2018.5 (it's OK in 2506n, but stops working sometime before 2539).

It seems like the newer version of the GPGTools.Org suite fails to assume tcp port numbers for hkp as 11371 & hkps as 443 if a DNS SRV query to determine the published port number fails. Setting the port number manually in the keyserver seems to work around this:

NO GOOD: hkps://
GOOD: hkps://

NO GOOD: hkp://
GOOD: hkp://

I get the same behavior with 2541n - here is the exact message reported by the GUI:

"The key server you have entered is not working. Please check the key server address. It should look something like this hkp://

The key server could also be offline. In that case, please use another key server"

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