FW: gpg-agent connection errors

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Fri May 22 10:48:55 CEST 2020

On Fri, 22 May 2020 03:18, Ángel said:

> how this AF_UNIX socket is actually implemented on Gpg4win (as a named
> pipe, perhaps?), but your issues might be related to having it on a

It is a regular file with a nonce and a port.  The server listens on
localhost:THATPORT for connections and checks that the client provides
the nonce in an initial handshake.  Now if some plain stupid firewall
software (Symantec _used_ to be one) blocks connections from localhost
to localhost things won't work.  But that can't be the problem of the OP
because it worked most of the times.

FWIW, Named pipes are not used because there is no mechanism on Windows
to restrict them to the local machine.



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