Is a default GPG request routed through Tor by default on Tails or should I wrap it around Torify.

For example: gpg --receive-keys "0x2bd5824b7f9470e6"

or it should be: torify gpg --receive-keys "0x2bd5824b7f9470e6"

I have seen that Tails routes most traffic through tor but I am not sure if the terminal commands are too, so should I use torify here or not?

(I am also askin about seahorse's "Find Remote Keys" option, is that routed through Tor or not?)

Everything on Tails either goes through Tor or cannot connect to the internet.

In Tails, GnuPG's dirmngr (which is used to fetch keys), is configured to use Tor by default.

The request will go over Tor even without torify.

  • so what is the point of torify then? – quickhelp Oct 14 '17 at 10:17
  • Other applications may not be configured to go over Tor by default. gpg is, however. – cacahuatl Oct 14 '17 at 23:52

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