symmetric key

David Shaw dshaw at
Tue Jan 25 03:48:55 CET 2005

On Sat, Jan 22, 2005 at 02:17:23PM -0500, Atom Smasher wrote:
> IIRC, 1.2.x derived a symmetric session key from the symmetric 
> passphrase... is that still the case with 1.4.x?

Yes, unless you are making a message that is encrypted with both a
public key and a passphrase (i.e. --symmetric --encrypt).  In that
case, the session key is random.


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