3DES key generation

Johan Wevers johanw@vulcan.xs4all.nl
Fri Apr 18 11:23:30 2003

You, Egon Andersen, wrote:

> I know that gpg can use 3DES cipher algorithm, but how do I generate the
>   128-bit key used for this?

3DES uses a 168 bit key (3*56). You don't need to generate this key, a
random generator will do it for you. If you want to generate it yourself,
for example for test purposes, I guess tou'll have to hack that into gpg

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