symmetric and public algs.

Fabio Roccatagliata
Wed May 2 12:36:01 2001

I was wondering if gnupg uses both encryption ciphers encrypting
3DES encrypts the message using a random generated session key then
ElGamal encrypts the session key ? Then DSA creates the signature for
the message ?

If the --simmetric option is used just the 3DES is involved in the
encryption phase ?

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Best regards,

Fabio Roccatagliata