Patch add support for different algorithms in the agent private key storage

Kyle Butt kylebutt at
Wed Feb 20 20:35:58 CET 2013

On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 11:21 AM, Werner Koch <wk at> wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Feb 2013 18:20, kylebutt at said:
>> In general, yes. but not always. There are people with passphrases that long.
>> I have a passphrase that long, and had changed my previous gpg settings to
>> use AES-256. It's a minor regression to not be able to use a 256 bit cipher to
> Why do you think the key length of the cipher has anything to do with
> the length of the passphrase?  What is your threat model?

My passphrase has 256 bits of entropy, so this does relate to key size.
Most passphrases don't contain that much entropy, agreed.

> Salam-Shalom,
>    Werner
> --
> Die Gedanken sind frei.  Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.

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