Uploads to Ubuntu keyserver fail silently

Asked by Aaron Whitehouse on 2010-07-19

I'm using Seahorse on Ubuntu Lucid.

Sending keys to the Ubuntu keyserver appears to be working (either through Seahorse or through gpg):
$ gpg --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:11371 --send-keys F77D3D2D
gpg: sending key F77D3D2D to hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com

But the keys never make it to the keyserver. Changing the server to pgp.mit.edu works perfectly (and the changed keys then appear on Ubuntu's keyserver).

I'm using a DSA signing key with El-Gamal subkeys. I had the same problem with another key (this new one was a test key I made to try and isolate this problem). I have also tested it across a couple of days at different times.

This isn't a problem for me any more (as I have now changed the default keyserver), but I would like to get to the bottom of it so that either the server can be fixed or the default can be changed to pgp.mit.edu.

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gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --send-keys F77D3D2D


gpg --keyserver gpg.mit.edu:11371 --send-keys F77D3D2D


gpg --keyserver hkp://wwwkeys.eu.pgp.net --recv-keys F77D3D2D; gpg --armor --export F77D3D2D | sudo apt-key add -

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