[arch-general] gpg - actions on keyserver fail

Friedrich Strohmaier damokles4-listen at bits-fritz.de
Sat Mar 2 20:57:48 UTC 2019

Hi all,

I've setup a new arch install on a VM where almost everything runs as expected.
Only gpg talking to key servers fails.

Trying a key search results in:
~]$ gpg --keyserver hkp://pool.sks-keyservers.net --search-keys Alltag
gpg: error searching keyserver: Server indicated a failure
gpg: keyserver search failed: Server indicated a failure

pacman-key --refresh-keys shows similar error.

~]$ gpg --version
gpg (GnuPG) 2.2.13
libgcrypt 1.8.4

I made sure
- pool.sks-keyservers.net is resolved
- pool.sks-keyservers.net answers at port 11371 and 80
- gpg succeds key server interaction (--search-keys) from a neighbour VM (centOS gpg (GnuPG) 2.0.22, libgcrypt 1.5.3)
- gpg succeds key server interaction (--search-keys) from the host (debian, gpg (GnuPG) 1.4.18)
- gpg succeds key server interaction (--search-keys) from my home box,(archlinux gpg (GnuPG) 2.2.13, libgcrypt 1.8.4)

any further ideas how to nail down this?

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