Making it simple

Steve Butler
Fri May 10 23:36:02 2002

Finally looked the preferences on all the public keys from the folks with
whom we exchange data.  Most of them did not have any preference for HASH
and COMPRESS methods.  What will gpg use?

And, those two folks having RSA keys have no preferences whatsoever!  What
is the default for this case?

I've set our preferences to be:
     Cipher: CAST5, AES, AES192, AES256, 3DES
     Hash: SHA1, RIPEMD160, MD5
     Compression: ZLIB, ZIP

PGP 7.0.1 on a Unix box had problems when our preference list was empty.  As
an interim measure I had set our preferences at CAST5, 3DES, SHA1,
RIPEMD160, ZIP, ZLIB until earlier today when it was expanded since one
client was sending to us using AES (even though it wasn't in our list).

Is there a utility that I can use to quickly cycle down through all the
encrypted files we have received and report back the Cipher, Hash, and
Compression actually used?


-----Original Message-----
From: Werner Koch []
Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2002 11:50 PM
Subject: Re: Making it simple

On Tue, 7 May 2002 14:41:23 -0700, Steve Butler said:

> compress-algo 1

Hmmm, this should get handled automagically without setting any
options.  There are preferences for the compress algorithms similar to
those for the cipher algorithms. 

> force-v3-sigs

The options file which gets installed by the first use did always set
this and 1.0.7 make this a default anyway (and --excape-from).  So
everything should work fine even without an options file.


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