determining encryption algorithm
Mon Aug 13 08:09:02 2001

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Jason Hazendorf wrote:

> I'm guessing pgpdump can't show it because the
> algorithm tag is encrypted (using public key
> encryption) along with the session/symmetric key.
> But gpg --list-packets (which does ask you for your
> passphrase) doesn't seem to show that information
> either.
> Is there any easy way to determine what symmetric
> algorithm was used to encrypt files?
yes: gpg --list-packets --show-session-key will print algorithm tag and session key. == <EOF> == Disastry <----PGP plugins for Netscape and MDaemon ^--GPG for Win32 (supports loadable modules and IDEA) ^---PGP 2.6.3ia-multi04 (supports IDEA, CAST5, BLOWFISH, TWOFISH, AES, 3DES ciphers and MD5, SHA1, RIPEMD160 hashes) -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: Netscape PGP half-Plugin 0.14 by Disastry / PGPsdk v1.7.1 iQA/AwUBO3dRkDBaTVEuJQxkEQLv4QCdE7q5fndSCRedg0ihxwBRkT0QhtQAn2Oo Y8x0eEUQp9v2c64GEzvlckaU =1J07 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----