Moving from PGP to GnuPG and other questions ...

Neil Williams linux at
Wed Apr 28 14:10:55 CEST 2004

On Wednesday 28 April 2004 11:16, Holger Sesterhenn wrote:
> PGP still showed IDEA as prefered algorithm (just set 3DES, CAST5 and
> AES with GnuPG).

PGP might want to prefer IDEA but what happens when you use PGP to try and 
encrypt to the GnuPG key? Preferred might mean preferred as a general rule 
rather than as a specific preference for this key.

> I have in mind that there is somewhere a switch to force PGP to use a
> certain algorithm as default. Some time ago I have created 3DES
> encrypted data with PGP 8.0x.

Doesn't it depend on what the recipient key can use? PGP must be smart enough 
not to encrypt to a key using an algorithm that it knows the key does not 


Neil Williams
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