default symmetric cipher?

L. Sassaman
Sat, 8 Apr 2000 17:43:08 -0700 (PDT)

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On Sat, 8 Apr 2000, Christoph Hertel wrote:

> As far as I understood, standard GnuPG can use 3DES, Blowfish and CAST5
> for the symmetric encryption part of the hybrid encryption which is used
> for e.g. my email.
It can also use Twofish (and IDEA with a module). Note that PGP does not support blowfish, if compatability is a concern.
> I know I can choose the algorithm for the symmetric cipher with the
> option "cipher-algo", but which algorithm is the default? Or does GnuPG
> randomly choose which algorithm it uses?
I believe that Blowfish is default, but I am not sure. 3DES is the required standard cipher for OpenPGP, and CAST5 is the default in PGP, FWIW. - --Len. __ L. Sassaman System Administrator | "All of the chaos Technology Consultant | Makes perfect sense..." icq.. 10735603 | pgp.. finger:// | --Joe Diffie -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Comment: For info see iEYEARECAAYFAjjv0iUACgkQPYrxsgmsCmrg6ACePXqdtcnCnDPwkgi+PAskGKGS nzMAnjBIEj6j7GHYT78FihIGSi7/Lhyi =CV5P -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----