--list-only and symmetric encryption (fwd)

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Fri Jul 2 10:12:15 CEST 2004

On Tue, 29 Jun 2004 23:46:53 -0400 (EDT), Atom 'Smasher' said:

> done using one key. i don't understand how a message can be
> efficiently ("efficiently", meaning that the message is only encrypted
> once) encrypted to multiple symmetric keys.

Very similar: The session key is symmetrically encrypted usign a
passpharse.  Obviously you can have more than one such packet and
encrypt the session key to several passphrases or with public keys.



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