GPG keyserver default port blocked by proxy

Bug #733029 reported by Olaf Meeuwissen on 2011-03-11
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
jockey (Ubuntu)
Medium
Martin Pitt

Bug Description

More automatic printer driver download feedback. This follows up from #733023. Note that this is concerned with downloaded drivers from third party repositories using their own GPG keys.

Once GPG has been made proxy aware, there is still the problem that many proxy configurations only let traffic through for ports 80 (HTTP) and 443 (HTTPS). GPG HTTP keyservers by default listen on 11371 (HKP). During our tests we had our IT department punch a temporary hole for that port for us but that isn't a viable solution.
In the jockey sources, the default is set to keyserver.ubuntu.com which operates on the default HKP port. I don't know if it's possible to override this in a configuration file somewhere but I think pointing the default keyserver to one that operates on port 80 (or 443) will prevent a lot of frustration.
We, for one, had quite a bit of trouble just getting those temporary holes punched for testing purposes :-|

description: updated
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Fixed in trunk.

Changed in jockey (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Martin Pitt (pitti)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package jockey - 0.9.2-0ubuntu3

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jockey (0.9.2-0ubuntu3) natty; urgency=low

  * Merge from trunk:
    - OSLib.import_gpg_key(): Respect $http_proxy. Thanks Olaf Meeuwissen.
      (LP: #733023)
    - oslib.py: Switch to default keyserver on port 80 to be more proxy
      friendly. (LP: #733029)
 -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Fri, 11 Mar 2011 18:07:01 +0100

Changed in jockey (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

We've tested this too and it works like a charm as well. Thanks again.

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