Personal prefs

David Shaw
Thu Nov 21 22:24:02 2002

On Thu, Nov 21, 2002 at 07:27:15PM +0100, Johan Wevers wrote:
> David Shaw wrote:
> > Of course.  This would not change that.  The issue is that currently
> > personal-digest-preferences works only if there is a recipient
> > (i.e. encrypt+sign).  The user must use digest-algo to set the digest
> > for sign-only and sign+symencrypt.
> Yes, but what do you want then if the user has 2 or more secret keys with
> different preferences? If you don't encrypt to one of them but encrypt
> symmetrically, whose preferences do you choose?

Neither.  Since symmetric encryption does not use a public (or secret)
key, there are no key-based preferences involved.  The only
preferences that are a factor in that case are the personal


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