Another passphrase related question...
cwalters999 at comcast.net
Fri Oct 27 14:19:36 CEST 2006
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I actually have a couple of questions regarding passphrases - speaking
mainly of symmetric encryption (e.g. gpg -c).
The first question regards the maximum length of a passphrase - I would
like to know what it is in GnuPG. I know there is a practical limit to
what someone could type, but I am looking more for the limit within the
The second one is, how does GnuPG handle "non-printable" characters,
other than new line characters? What I mean by this is basically
anything you cannot directly type with a normal keyboard (upper ASCII
and the lower ASCII characters).
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