--list-only and symmetric encryption (fwd)
dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Tue Jun 29 00:48:57 CEST 2004
On Mon, Jun 28, 2004 at 04:59:56AM -0400, Atom 'Smasher' wrote:
> (resending this now that this list should be working better)
> using "--list-only" to learn more about a symmetrically encrypted file, it
> tells me (something like):
> gpg: CAST5 encrypted data
> gpg: encrypted with 1 passphrase
> it says it's "encrypted with 1 passphrase"... can it be encrypted with
> multiple passphrases?
Yes and no. GnuPG will properly handle a message encrypted with
multiple passphrases. However, it will not currently generate a
multiple passphrase message for the usual reasons.
Note that this is different than a message that can be decrypted with
both passphrases and public keys. That feature exists today in 1.3.x:
just do --encrypt --symmetric.
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