Should gpg try to connect to TCP/993?

Jay Sulzberger jays at
Wed Oct 30 17:04:14 CET 2019

On Mon, 28 Oct 2019, Werner Koch <wk at> wrote:

> 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.
> Salam-Shalom,
>   Werner

Dear Werner, thank you for answer!  And for work on GNUpg!


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