Configuration for offline usage - best practice tips?

Werner Koch wk at
Fri Feb 16 08:56:24 CET 2018

On Thu, 15 Feb 2018 21:33, jc.gnupg18a at said:

> implementations and standards or strong encryption in general, I expect
> that a configuration for offline usage might be different from one for
> general purpose encrypted communication.

If you never want to use any online resource, you can simply uninstall
dirmngr.  All network access goes via this daemon.

For a case-by-case configuration you can add


to the gpg or gpgsm invocation (or conf file).



Die Gedanken sind frei.  Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.
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