Werner Koch
Thu, 16 Sep 1999 17:58:47 +0200

Robert Fendt <> writes:

> Hmm. I use a GnuPG-0.4 generated DSS/DH key (with GnuPG 1.0). The preferences
> of this key are apparently CAST5, 3DES, BLOWFISH (it uses by default CAST5,
> when I disable this, 3DES is used, and so on). Has this been altered since 0.4?
Yes: Blowfish has been replaced by Twofish. But as a workaround the use of Blowfish does not emit a warning about "cipher not in preferences" and Twofish is not yet used. This odd behaviour is needed to make the migration to Twofish easier.
> Why? BTW: Is there any way to alter the list of preferred ciphers (and a way
> of viewing it rather than "trying it out")? And: is there any way of switching
$ gpg --edit foo
> prefs
and you get them displayed as numbers. There is no option to change this list. -- Werner Koch at keyid 621CC013