compression info & "--verbose"
dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Mon Jul 19 05:10:10 CEST 2004
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On Sun, Jul 18, 2004 at 04:58:56PM -0400, Atom 'Smasher' wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Jul 2004, Werner Koch wrote:
> > On Sun, 18 Jul 2004 14:50:20 -0400 (EDT), Atom 'Smasher' said:
> >> the sender's side. as a practical matter, if one receives a message
> >> that's not compressed then something weird is going on.
> > You will receive such a message if the data fed to gpg has already
> > been compressed; i.e. the compression was done outside of gpg.
> or just get gibberish when decrypting.
No. The compression algorithm is stored within the message. If it
can be handled, it is. It if cannot be handled because the message
uses a compression algorithm that GnuPG does not have, GnuPG stops.
It will not give you gibberish back since it cannot even get to that
part of the decryption process.
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