dirmngr cygwin resolv.conf

john doe johndoe65534 at mail.com
Thu Jun 28 11:54:27 CEST 2018

Hi Werner, thanks for your answer.

On 6/27/2018 6:51 PM, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Jun 2018 10:50, johndoe65534 at mail.com said:
>> On Cygwin '/etc/resolv.conf' is not  needed, as ilustrated by the
>> below log dirmngr requires 'resolv.conf':
> Cygwin is Unix emulation on Windows and thus GnuPG considers the
> platform to be unix.  In turn /etc/resolv.conf is required.

Fair enough.

>> Could dirmngr use the DNS provided by windows or is there a way to
>> bypass the use of 'resolv.conf'?
> Use the standard Windows GnuPG and you get Windows features.  Or, well,
> use the Tor support which redirects all DNS over Tor.  Just install the
> Tor Browser and GnuPG will use that.

Can you elaborate on how I would let "Cygwin dirmngr" use "Tor Browser 
for Windows"?

John Doe

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