GPG Keychain: Cannot connect to any keyserver

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08 Jan, 2018 05:58 AM

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

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

Search keys failed! (Server indicated a failure)
Code = 219
Error text:
gpg: error searching keyserver: Server indicated a failure
gpg: keyserver search failed: Server indicated a failure

Expected to connect to a keyserver

macOS                   10.13.2     17C88
GPG Suite               2017.3      2081    (9658b70)
GPGMail                 3.0b3       1271    (4060831)
GPG Keychain            1.4.2       1403    (128637e)
GPGServices             1.11.2      969     (e5438f7)
MacGPG                  2.2.3       900     (cead4f9)
GPG Suite Preferences   2.1.1       993     (05eb1a6)
Libmacgpg               0.8.2       829     (943132e)
pinentry           9       (db18340)
  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Luke Le on 08 Jan, 2018 05:13 PM

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    Hi Pax,

    we are very sorry to hear you are having problems with GPG Suite.
    Are you by any chance running Little Snitch or a similar outgoing firewall?

  2. 2 Posted by Pax Anthos on 09 Jan, 2018 12:02 PM

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    Ah ya, new computer and I forgot to edit the firewall permissions. Problem

    Thanks for your help!

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 09 Jan, 2018 12:03 PM

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    Perfect. Glad, this is solved for you. I'm closing this discussion. Should you need further assistance or have questions you can re-open this discussion here or open a new one any time.


  4. Steve closed this discussion on 09 Jan, 2018 12:03 PM.

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