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Old 04-30-2017, 11:46 AM   #1
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keys.gnupg.net not Down but key not working


Trying to install Tor browser from the website:
https://www.torproject.org/docs/debian.html.en

When I attempt to add the gpg key I get this error

Code:
gpg: requesting key 886DDD89 from hkp server keys.gnupg.net
?: keys.gnupg.net: Host not found
I am trying to get the browser working for Ubuntu 16.04.

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Old 05-01-2017, 07:09 AM   #2
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Do you have another browser with which you can surf to http://keys.gnupg.net/ to test if it is accessible?
 
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Old 05-01-2017, 12:57 PM   #3
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Well I went there searched for the key

Code:
A3C4F0F979CAA22CDBA8F512EE8CBC9E886DDD89
No results Found

No results found: No keys found
 
Old 05-01-2017, 01:08 PM   #4
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The message, "host not found", is not the same as "key not found". (Likewise any sort of "is not responding" message.)

In your case, it sounds like name-resolution might not be working properly. It would be useful at that point to drop down into a shell and see if you can resolve the name, e.g. ping keys.gnupg.net and/or dig keys.gnupg.net.

The message in the original post implies to me that the host-name could not be resolved at all. The problem of a particular key not being present is really an entirely separate issue (although also troublesome).
 
Old 05-02-2017, 07:32 PM   #5
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Damn don't think I can change the title of the thread.

It should be:

keys.gnupg.net not Down but key not working

ping and dig didn't return any errors. I guess the next step is to send an email to the Tor project.

I will post the solution if I find any.
 
Old 05-02-2017, 08:52 PM   #6
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Damn don't think I can change the title of the thread.
Although I have "reported" this thread to the moderators with the suggestion that "perhaps the title of this thread could be Magickally Changed," in retrospect maybe that's not the right thing to do. Another reasonable (and perhaps, "much more pragmatically practical™") possibility is that you could mark this thread as [SOLVED], and then open a new one.

In your opening comment to your new thread, back-reference the old one. And, in your wind-up comment to the old thread, forward-reference the new one. "After all, the fundamental topic has changed, and-d-d the change is significant."

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Old 05-04-2017, 08:35 PM   #7
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Gee that sounds like a great idea. Think I will get on that.
 
Old 05-18-2017, 04:17 PM   #8
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Alright fellas the thread is back up. It's crazy that I can't find anything about this issue with Startpage search engine. Almost inconceivable. I hope one of y'all knows what's up.
 
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Edit the first post to edit the subject.
 
Old 05-18-2017, 09:13 PM   #10
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The only post I can seem to be able to edit is the most recent. The other ones must be too old or something.

I guess the title should be: keys.gnupg.net not Down but key not working (Tor Browser will not install on Ubuntu)

An admin should be able to work that out.

Now can you please help me out here?

If there is no way to get it working the option would be to create a Debian VM. Surely there must be some Ubuntu users on this forum who can advise me on this matter, because from what the searches have come up with amount to nothing. Even Ubuntu Answers. A search for simply "Tor" outputs results the most recent being 2015. That isn't going to help me.
 
Old 05-18-2017, 09:17 PM   #11
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Yeah just think of the thousands of questions submitted to Ubuntu Answers each day and the most recent thread involving Tor was in 2015.

"Inconceivable."

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Old 05-18-2017, 10:57 PM   #12
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Alright fellas the thread is back up. It's crazy that I can't find anything about this issue with Startpage search engine. Almost inconceivable. I hope one of y'all knows what's up.
Here's what I suggest: "open a new thread, then helpfully-add a link to it from this one."

Then, in that new thread, "tell us, in detail(!), 'what's up.'" ('Cuz, from what you've just said here, I frankly have no idea.) Start at the beginning and give us the whole shinola all over again from the start: "what is the issue," "what [didn't] happen, in what sequence and why," "what does Startpage have to do with it," and so on. Take a (new) deep breath and spell it out for us in a brand new – self-contained and complete ... answerable(!) – thread.
 
  


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