recipient preferences

David Shaw
Wed Dec 11 18:42:02 2002

On Wed, Dec 11, 2002 at 07:35:28AM -1000, Tenui wrote:
> Hi all,
> When I created my key I chose AES256 as the encryption algorithm. When
> I encrypt to self (to encrypt a file on disk, for instance) I get the
> warning "gpg: forcing symmetric cipher AES256 (9) violates recipient
> privileges".
> The command "pref" gives me "S7 S3 S2 S1 H2 H3 Z2 Z1 [MDC]". If I use
> "setpref", what must I add to this string to include AES256?

AES256 == S9
AES192 == S8
AES    == S7

> Also, what will be the result if I set preferences to "none"?

You'll have no preferences, which means the cipher 3DES, the hash
SHA1, and the compressions ZIP or uncompressed.


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