Lost Cipher and Hash preferences

Steve Butler sbutler@fchn.com
Thu Apr 18 19:48:02 2002

Get back to you on that.  I have a query out to them.  So far, this is all I
have (other than looking at their and our public keys):

"I was looking at your key and apparently you use GnuPGP. You will be the
first group that I send data to that is using GPG. In a nutshell, I tried to
encrypt your file, and it starts to, pulls up the banner info for your key,
and then asks if I want to use this key. But when I say yes, it pauses, and
then returns to the directory where the file resides. (when I use normal PGP
it displays the filename with a .pgp extension - indicating a successful
encryption.)  When I look at the directory nothing is encrypted. 

"My question is this,  do you have other clients that use PGP and send you
encrypted data? If so, Is there a special way to import the key? Are there
any special commands that I should use to encrypt the file. right now I just
use the typical pgp -e <filename> <your id>."

-----Original Message----- [with appropriate snips]
From: David Shaw [mailto:dshaw@jabberwocky.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2002 10:13 AM

On Thu, Apr 18, 2002 at 09:53:25AM -0700, Steve Butler wrote:
> One of our clients has a problem with PGP attempting to encrypt a file to

> and noticed that our key is missing _all_ cipher and hash preferences!

Hmm.  This shouldn't make any difference - a key without preferences
defaults to the safe values of 3DES & SHA1.  What version of PGP is
your client using?

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