symmetric encryption broken
Michael H. Warfield
mhw at wittsend.com
Fri Mar 9 21:49:06 CET 2001
On Fri, Mar 09, 2001 at 01:40:23PM -0700, Nathan Johnson wrote:
> >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
Huh... Wait a minute. You're encrypting it once and then
encrypting it a second time. What are you trying to accomplish here?
What happens when you do the following:
gpg -a -z0 -c a
cp a.asc a1.asc
Encrypt a to a.asc. Copy the encrypted file to another file (because
gpg will insist on decrypting it back to the base name minus the .asc).
Decrypt the new encrypted file back to a new decrypted file. Compare them.
> >I'm largely stuck working with Idea...
> Mine doesn't have Idea installed, I don't know why. I tried 3DES and Blowfish .
You have to load it as a module. Presuming that the module was
installed when you instaled gpg, you should be able to add this to the
> >Hmmm... RedHat 7.0?
> Mandrake something or other. I'm contemplating installing SuSE 7.0 or debian,
Actually shouldn't make any difference.
Mandrake is rpm based. Did you install it from RPM or build it
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