#StackBounty: #networking #20.04 #gnupg gpg2 not able to download keys "receive failed: try again later"

Bounty: 100

I’m attempting to add the keys for RVM, however, I am getting an error from gpg2.

$ gpg2 --recv-keys 409B6B1796C275462A1703113804BB82D39DC0E3 7D2BAF1CF37B13E2069D6956105BD0E739499BDB
gpg: keyserver receive failed: Try again later

I’ve also tried a more verbose approach but I get the same error:

$ gpg2 -vvv --keyserver hkp://keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys 409B6B1796C275462A1703113804BB82D39DC0E3 7D2BAF1CF37B13E2069D6956105BD0E739499BDB
gpg: using character set 'utf-8'
gpg: keyserver receive failed: Try again later

Right now the only Google search for the exact error message I’m getting is from the Arch Linux support boards. Here’s the thread. It’s a little terse and I’m not quiet able to follow it, but the symlink mentioned at the end of the settings is in place.

/etc/resolv.conf shows this

options edns0

Results of resolvectl query keys.gnupg.net

keys.gnupg.net:                -- link: enp37s0

-- Information acquired via protocol DNS in 478.3ms.
-- Data is authenticated: no

and resolvectl status says that my current DNS server is my router (Orbi model) This is strange because when I load the Orbi app it says that the DNS servers are what I set them to which is and (unless Orbi proxies to them).

I’ve also tried some related Google searches and set my /root/.gnupg/dirmngr.conf and ~/.gnupg/dirmngr.conf (not sure if that one is required, but I thought it was worth a try) files to contain a one-line file that says standard-resolver and then killall dirmngr. This did not seem to fix the problem.

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