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       parcimonie - privacy-friendly helper to refresh a GnuPG keyring


       Version 0.11.0


       parcimonie [options]


       parcimonie is a daemon that slowly refreshes a GnuPG public keyring from a keyserver.

       Its refreshes one key at a time; between every key update, parcimonie sleeps a random
       amount of time, long enough for the previously used Tor circuit to expire.

       This process is meant to make it hard for an attacker to correlate the multiple performed
       key update operations.

       See the design.mdwn document to learn more about the threat and risk models parcimonie
       attempts to help coping with.


       1. Configure GnuPG to be able to use a keyserver with Tor.

       If you already have configured a keyserver and you run Tor or newer from
       Debian, then parcimonie will probably work fine and you can skip this step. Otherwise, you
       will probably need to replace your keyserver with the one documented below, or to enable
       IPv6 traffic in your Tor client (by enabling the IPv6Traffic flag for your SocksPort).

       Add to ~/.gnupg/dirmngr.conf something like:

               keyserver hkp://jirk5u4osbsr34t5.onion

       2. Run "parcimonie --verbose".

       3. Check the output for misconfiguration or bugs.

       4. Once happy, start the daemon without the --verbose option.
          Note: the Debian package automatically starts the daemon with your X session.


       The following command lists available options:

           parcimonie --help

   Tor configuration vs. --minimum-lapse-time
       In case you set the Tor MaxCircuitDirtiness setting yourself, you probably want to pass
       parcimonie a matching --minimum-lapse-time option so that subsequent key fetches use
       different Tor circuits.

       Just make sure this remains true:

               minimum-lapse-time >= Tor MaxCircuitDirtiness

       We recommend using hkpms; see for details. When a hkpms://
       keyserver is being used, one needs to do two additional steps since gpgkeys_hkpms does not
       work in the torsocks wrapped environment parcimonie uses by default to run gpg.

       Torify gpgkeys_hkpms

       Just add the following line to gpg.conf:

           keyserver-options http-proxy=socks://

       Hey, parcimonie, gpg is already torified

       Pass the --gnupg-already-torified switch to the parcimonie daemon command-line. parcimonie
       will then rely on the keyserver-options previously added to gpg.conf, and won't attempt to
       torify gpg connections itself.


       intrigeri <>


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       Licensed under the same terms as Perl itself.


       Please report any bugs or feature requests to "intrigeri at".


       You can find documentation for parcimonie with the man command.

           man parcimonie

       You can also look for information at:

       ยท   parcimonie's homepage