Clarification required re "old keyservers"

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andrewg

04 May, 2022 01:49 PM

What does the configuration option "Use old keyservers as fallback" mean? Does this use the new upstream default of keyserver.ubuntu.com? If so, it should probably state explicitly, as the default "old keyservers" URL at pool.sks-keyservers.net/keys.gnupg.net no longer exists.

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  1. andrewg closed this discussion on 04 May, 2022 01:50 PM.

  2. Steve re-opened this discussion on 04 May, 2022 02:45 PM

  3. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 04 May, 2022 02:48 PM

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    Hi Andrew,

    thanks for bringing this up. I have re-opened your discussion to let you know, we have an option ticket to switch the fallback server from sks to ubuntu hockeypuck.

    This has not yet been implemented so currently the functionality sadly is broken.

    All the best,
    Steve

  4. Steve closed this discussion on 04 May, 2022 02:48 PM.

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