3 gpg questions
wk at isil.d.shuttle.de
Mon Sep 7 11:03:13 CEST 1998
Kirk Fort <kfort at kfort.dyn.ml.org> writes:
> Hi, just had a few questions about gpg. First off, is it just me or is the
> key trust stuff broken or not implemented? Always get keytrust warnings
It is implemented but may have some bugs - Another problem ist that we
don't have documentation yet and for some folks it is not easy to
figure out, how the web of trust works.
> for all keys other then my own, and under the --edit-key thing the
> 'calculated trust' is always 'not enough information to calculate' or
If may use --debug 256 to see what is going on.
> something like that. Second, is the right way to encrypt a mail message
> to someone using pgp 5.0, '--cipher-algo cast5'? I think this is a
This is not needed because the preferences of the key to whom you send
the message lits available algorithms and so cast5 used.
> problem with gpg not supporting 3des (yet) and pgp not supporting blowfish
pgp 5 does support Blowfish.
> (does pgp 6.0 support blowfish?). And lastly, I installed gpg as root,
> and the gpg binary is listed as root owner, but when I start it under my
> user account I get the using insecure memory warning. When I start gpg as
You must install gpg as setuid root - see a unix manual how to do this
and what is means.
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