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This has originally been reported as Debian bug #93656: Would you say that the
issue described there is the same as T139
(I'm not sure about the intention of #139) and that it will never be possible to
use multiple keyservers simultaneously or after-each-other?


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Using multiple keyserver might be a usable thing but with the current
infrastructure it is not easy to implement.

Asking several keyservers at once is not polite. Having a fallback keyserver
would be a nice feature, though.

The internals are already set for multiple keyservers (opt.keyserver is a
strlist, etc.) I had to implement it for the auto-key-retrieve feature, which
does support multiple servers.

I suppose the use case here is to try a local keyserver (say, company-specific)
before trying a global one?

See these threads for example:

The common use case is, that one wants to fetch keys from a "local" keyserver
(the Debian/Ubuntu keyserver) and a public one.

We will do this in 2.1 and maybe backport it later

werner raised the priority of this task from Wishlist to Normal.May 11 2015, 8:50 PM
werner removed Due Date.

(funny due date removed)

Lot of things pertaining to keyservers changed in the meantime and we have a
couple of other things in mind as well.