[Gpg4win-users-en] Configuring http proxy for keyserver access

Dr. Peter Voigt pvoigt at uos.de
Sat May 18 01:02:13 CEST 2013

Am Fri, 17 May 2013 12:46:51 +0000
schrieb "Maszerowski, Thomas" <Thomas.Maszerowski2 at xerox.com>:

> I am trying to setup Gpg4win 2.1.0 on Win 7 but I'm behind an http
> proxy here at work. I've tried including it with the server name but
> that doesn't seem to work. Is there a way to globally set it? Also,
> if I try to use an http:// keyserver GPA gives me an error about a
> missing plugin. This happens with or without the http proxy
> specified. Thanks.

Well, as I'm just tuning my Squid configuration, I'm interested in this

The gpg manpage says:
       Set the proxy to use for HTTP and HKP keyservers.  This
       overrides the "http_proxy" environment variable, if any."

Furthermore, I've found the following in my documented gpg.conf: 
# honor-http-proxy = if the keyserver uses HTTP, honor the http_proxy
#                    environment variable

I'm a bit confused, because the manpage of gpg and the comments in my
gpg.conf appear to be contradicting in the sense that the manpage does
not mention "honor-http-proxy" and my commented gpg.conf does not give
any hints to "http-proxy".

And even more: I've found no hint how to pass a proxy-user and a

My default keyserver uses HKP. If I had complete information I would
drive some tests with an HTTP keyserver and my Squid proxy with

If you are lucky and do not need any authentication you could try out
these settings.


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