Verifying GnuPG-signed documents with PGP 5.0i
Wed, 16 Jun 1999 15:32:55 +0200

Frank Tobin <> wrote:

>, at 11:10 on Wed, 16 Jun 1999, wrote:
> > in my ~/.gnupg/options file; however I'm wondering whether this might
> > have the undesired side-effect of using algo 1 also when encrypting
> > to a recipient who is known to use software that can handle algo 2 also.
> You don't have it both ways :) You can't be guaranteed what software your
> recipient is using; therefore, you have to decide one way or the other;
> be safe and use algo 1, which has worse performance, or take a risk the
> person won't be able to verify the signature correctly, and use compress
> algorithm 2.
What I'm looking for is an option (or improved defaults) that would allow me to use algo 1 when signing only, but which would not affect the strategy for determining the compression algo when encrypting. BTW, it's not just a matter of some people not being able to verify signatures.... if their software is not able to uncompress the data I'm giving them, they can't get at the signed data at all. May blessings from the eternal God surprise and overtake you! Norbert. -- New snail mail address: Norbert Bollow, Weidlistr. 18, CH-8624 Gruet.