GnuPG: what email client should i use?

Werner Koch
Thu, 27 Jul 2000 10:09:23 +0200

On Wed, 26 Jul 2000, Walter Truitt wrote:

> Something else I found in the code is a difference in the
> multipart/signed header where it states the micalg=pgp-sha1 (or what it
> had set to pgp-md5). I am guessing that gnupg defaults to sha1, and
> therefore set it to print this instead. I would also suppose that gpg
SHA-1 is the hash algorithm required by DSS and tehrefore GnuPG normally uses this. Using MD5 together with a DSA key is not possible. GnupG has no need for the micalg parameter but according to the standard it should be tehrer. There is a new --status-fd output which tells you the micalg used: SIG_CREATED <type> <pubkey algo> <hash algo> <class> <timestamp> <key fpr> A signature has been created using these parameters. type: 'D' = detached 'C' = cleartext 'S' = standard (only the first character should be checked) class: 2 hex digits with the signature class Werner -- Werner Koch OpenPGP key 621CC013 OpenIT GmbH