Mustafa Qasim wrote: > > > On 7/15/07, *Mikkel L. Ellertson* <[email protected] > <mailto:[email protected]>> wrote: > > Mustafa Qasim wrote: > > > > Hello! > > a) Sorry for top posting. I didn't noticed that but I shall in future. > > b) I replace the .ssh and .gnupg directory with the backup i took > after > > just creating the keys and now keys are working well on my system but > > still I can't send it to the key server. Is the key server down? or > > please guide me how to locally extract the ASCII from my key and > > actually which one is the main key file holding the ASCII among the 5 > > files in the .gnupg directory? > > > You do not need to know what file the key is in. As long as it is in > your keyring, gpg can extract it. This is what the --extract option > does. The --armor option give you the output in ASCII instead of > binary. The --outfile option will send the output to a file instead > of displaying it in the terminal. (The defaults sends it to the > standard output.) > > If the name you used when creating the key was Mustafa, the you > would use: > > gpg --export --armor --outfile key.txt Mustafa > > This would create a file called key.txt in the current directory > with the ASCII representation of your public key. You can then open > key.txt in a work processor or text editor if you want. > > As far as your problems with the key server, you can try using a > different one and see if that helps. Try using > random.sks.keyserver.penguin.de > <http://random.sks.keyserver.penguin.de> or subkeys.pgp.net > <http://subkeys.pgp.net> and see if that > works better. > > Mikkel > > Sir, thanks for the 2 further key server links but both didn't work :(( > .... > > For the first server random.sks.keyserver.penguin.de > <http://random.sks.keyserver.penguin.de> it says that > gpg: can not connect to "random.sks.keyserver.penguin.de > <http://random.sks.keyserver.penguin.de>" : No such file or directory > That is strange. What it should do is pick a keyserver at random to connect to. It is designed to spread the load among keyservers. > and for the other subkeys.pgp.net <http://subkeys.pgp.net> . it reacts > like the pgp.mit.edu <http://pgp.mit.edu> ... gives connection time out > error after 1 minute .. > How are you connecting to the Internet? Do you go through a proxy? If so, you will need the "--keyserver-options http-proxy=value" option or set http_proxy in your shell. > Y all this is happening with me :( ..... Y i can't submit the key to the > key server... > It sounds like something is blocking the connection from gpg to the keyserver. Were you able to generate the ASCII file of your key? Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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