Should gpg try to connect to TCP/993?

Werner Koch wk at
Mon Oct 28 08:18:03 CET 2019

On Fri, 25 Oct 2019 12:23, Jay Sulzberger said:

> Is the following correct:
>   When I use gpg to just encrypt or decrypt a file already on my
>   computer/OS's file system, then gpg does not open any formal
>   channels of communication going outside my computer/OS.

No.  By default gpg may go out for key discovery, CRLs, version checks
etc.  If you do not want this you can use the gpg option
--disable-dirmngr or, to be 100%, do not install dirmngr.



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