Win32 passphrase proposal

Daryl Krauter
Wed Jul 25 17:49:02 2001

How true, but it really is no different than storing it
in some file and passing it via the commandline arg '--passphrase-fd'.

FWIW, the 'pgp' commandline interface supports the same type
of thing via either an environment variable PASSPHRASEFD (for file
or PASSPHRASE (as the string itself).

Perhaps a better scenario is for the passphrase to be stored in a 'mangled'
state so it would not be as easily figured out.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Arundel []
> Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2001 10:27 AM
> To: Gnupg-Users@Gnupg. Org
> Subject: Re: Win32 passphrase proposal
> Storing your passphrase in the Windows registry would arguably change
> GnuPG
> from a Type 2 crypto product to a Type 1. I'm not sure that's quite in
> the spirit of the project.