GnuPG 1.03, RSA/IDEA, and cipher-algo preferences
Huels, Ralf KSV
27 Sep 2000 07:59:52 +0200
> Thanks for the response. I didn't mean that the man page description for
> the --cipher-algo option was to be used to specify a general preference.
> was referring to the sentence that says "If this [the --cipher-algo
> is not used the cipher algorithm is selected from the preferences stored
> with the key." And my question is: How do I specify that stored
By creating a Key ;-) Seriously, the algorithm preferences are stored
in the self-signature of a user ID (You can review them by running
gpg --list-packets on a public key file or using the pref command in
the --edit-key function). I don´t know, whether algrithm preferences
are possible at all with RSA keys/v3 sigs.
Currently the preferences 10/4/3 (Twofish, Blowfish, Cast5) are
hard-wired into the GnuPG key creation process.
You´d have to go source-diving to change them (g10/keygen.c, IIRC).
Apparently, editing functionality is on the wish list for version 1.1.
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