Changing preferences
Wed Sep 19 08:38:02 2001

Hash: RIPEMD160

David K. Trudgett wrote:

> I'm trying to change the preferences for my RSA key to make it use
> IDEA encryption.
RSA v3 keys not have preferences **
> When I use "--edit-key" and "showprefs" on a standard Diffie Hellman
> key, it lists Rijndael, Twofish*, etc,

> *Should have been the AES!
AES != Twofish AES == Rijndael
> but when I use it on the RSA
> key, no preferences are shown.
yes, thats normal. RSAv3 keys does not have preferences ** at all so there is nothing to change.
> Oddly enough, encrypting with the RSA key used the 3DES cipher by
> default, obviously PGP 2.6.x can't deal with 3DES.
that's normal too - PGP 2.6.x supports only IDEA, RSA, MD5, but you can get myu modified version wich supports 3DES and other ciphers and hashes (link at .sig) ** RSAv3 keys that are signed with v4 signature may have preferences == <EOF> == Disastry <----PGP plugins for Netscape and MDaemon ^--GPG for Win32 (supports loadable modules and IDEA) ^---PGP 2.6.3ia-multi05 (supports IDEA, CAST5, BLOWFISH, TWOFISH, AES, 3DES ciphers and MD5, SHA1, RIPEMD160, SHA2 hashes) -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: Netscape PGP half-Plugin 0.14 by Disastry / PGPsdk v1.7.1 iQA/AwUBO6geFzBaTVEuJQxkEQNaGQCeL9KzmaaItNC6Ea4yzzsANwnQbEoAnRhL PrL355OuUBk7DJP3cF9Yxbnj =haG0 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----