Symmetric encryption and mdc

Per Tunedal Casual pt at
Fri Oct 22 15:09:17 CEST 2004

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Hi Kaj,

personal-cipher-preferences doesn't work with WinPT, only if I use GPG
directly, if I put it in my gpg.conf-file. I am using  GnuPG 1.2.5.

I write e.g. personal-cipher-preferences s7 in the config-file,
but it doesn't prevent WinPT from using CAST-5.

If I use:
gpg --symmetric file
it works alright. Is this an issue with GPG-ME or with WinPT?

BTW force-mdc works OK with WinPT.

Per Tunedal

At 09:54 2004-10-22, Kai Raven wrote:
 >Hi Per,
 >On Fri, 22 Oct 2004 08:43:01 +0200 you wrote:
 >> Are there any drawbacks if I specify "force-mdc" in my
 >> gpg.conf-file?
 >compatibility problems with PGP versions < 8? Because pgp2, pgp6 and
 >pgp7 disable mdc.
 >> Is it possible to change the default cipher for symmetric
 >> encryption?
 >personal-cipher-preferences name1
 >the first named cipher will be used for symmetric encryption too
 >s2k-cipher-algo name
 >Use name as the cipher algorithm used to protect secret keys. The
 >default cipher is CAST5. This cipher is also used for conventional
 >encryption if --personal-cipher-preferences and --cipher-algo is not
Version: GnuPG v1.2.5 (MingW32)
Comment: Vad är en PGP-signatur?


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