updating default digest preferences

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Fri Jul 10 09:10:35 CEST 2009

On Thu,  9 Jul 2009 16:18, dkg at fifthhorseman.net said:

> preference ordering does is that it precludes the use of stronger
> digests by every client that respects the ordering.

You may use personal preferences to change that.  SHA-384/512 is not
widely enough supported and of no use for an average user.

> deprecating these other stronger digests now.  Are there computational
> or efficiency issues that i'm unaware of?  Can you explain more?

SHA-256 and SHA-1 are supported by hardware - the others are not.



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