twofish keysize

Per Tunedal Casual pt at
Sat Apr 17 09:45:32 CEST 2004

At 21:14 2004-04-16, you wrote:
 >Am Freitag, 16. April 2004 20:19 schrieb David Shaw:
 >> On Fri, Apr 16, 2004 at 08:04:13PM +0200, Jan Lühr wrote:
 >> > Greetings,
 >> >
 >> > refering to the source code, the twofish implementation is able to
 >> > handle 128 and 256 Bit keys.  But how do I specify the size?
 >> You cannot without modifying the code.  While the actual code can
 >> handle 128 bit keys, that is not a valid key size in OpenPGP and is
 >> not used.
 >is there a (simple) patch available? I fact, I don't have time to dig 
into the
 >sources, I just read the comment...
 >Keep smiling
Don't change or patch the code in that way!

You'd better not use any encryption that isn't OpenPGP compliant and 
further not compatible with GnuPG. If you do, you cannot expect anyone to 
be able to decrypt your files/messsages.
Besides, there isn't much need for a weaker key anyway.

So, stick to the default settings in GnuPG!

Per Tunedal

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