Prefered algorithms priority
dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Tue Nov 8 15:56:38 CET 2005
On Mon, Nov 07, 2005 at 11:32:29PM +0100, Christoph Anton Mitterer wrote:
> David Shaw wrote:
> >>How is the priority specified? Is it from left to right, meaning that an
> >>algorithm a left from another (b) is preferd in favour of b?
> >>setpref <more prefered> --->--->--->---> <less prefered> ?
> >Correct, it's left to right. The algorithm works by eliminating any
> >algorithm that isn't usable by all recipients (remember that by
> >definition 3DES is usable by all recipients, so it will be used if all
> >else fails).
> Ahh,.. thanks and what is about other algorithms,.. if I, for example,
> exclude MD5 from my prefered hash algorithms,... will this indicate
> other users that I DO NOT accept MD5 hashed signatures?
It indicates to other users that you don't WANT to accept MD5 hashed
signatures. It doesn't mean you won't get one.
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