feature request // showing the session key of an encrypted message as it is being used to encrypt

vedaal@hush.com vedaal@hush.com
Wed Sep 3 15:09:02 2003

>Message: 6
>Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2003 08:35:47 -0700
>Subject: Re: feature request // showing the session key of an encrypted
>message  as it is being used to encrypt
>From: Joseph Bruni <jbruni@mac.com>
>To: gnupg-users@gnupg.org
>Encrypt the message to both your key as well as the recipient. Then
>can decrypt the message at your leisure. The session key would then
>protected by your private key.
>On Tuesday, September 2, 2003, at 08:16  AM, vedaal@hush.com wrote:
>> this way, the sender would be able to store the message sent,
>> with the session key used
>> (both stored together, encrypted, if desired by the sender)
>> so that, at some later time, the sender can have a way of remembering
>> what was sent

sorry, i should have been clearer in the original post,

the point is, for messages where the sender doesn't want to encrypt to
self, (or even to an anonymous key) but is sending an encrypted message
encrypted to only one key (the receiver's),

since GnuPG obviously knows which session key it is using for the symmetric
encryption, and then is encrypting it to the receiver's key,
it seemed like it might not be too much extra work to have an option
to allow it to display the session key that it is using,
and then the sender could save it


with Respect,


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