symmetric encryption broken

Nathan Johnson johnsonn at
Fri Mar 9 21:41:01 CET 2001

>What happens if you specify "a" (ascii armor) or "t" (text file)?

Both fail, as does --textmode.

gpg -a -z0 -c a
gpg -a -z0 -c a.asc
-rw-rw-r--    1 user        users           8  a
-rw-rw-r--    1 user        users         122  a.asc
-rw-rw-r--    1 user        users         281  a.asc.asc

>I'm largely stuck working with Idea...

Mine doesn't have Idea installed, I don't know why.  I tried 3DES and Blowfish .

>Hmmm...  RedHat 7.0?

Mandrake something or other.  I'm contemplating installing SuSE 7.0 or debian,

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