FYI: comment packets

Werner Koch wk at
Sun May 3 18:58:50 CEST 1998

Jon Callas <jon at> writes:

> The comment packet is gone at the area director's request. The uses you
> give for it are good ones, but other protocols with similar features have
> also had them removed. However, if you want to carry meta-data in a
> pipeline, there's no reason why you can't use packets 60-63 for this. They
> are specifically reserved for private or experimental use. 

Okay I changed it:  GNUPG now puts comments into a packet of type 61.
Comment packets of type 16 are still recognized. The first character
of all GNUPG generated comments is a ´#´.


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