Symmetric encryption and mdc

Kai Raven kairaven at
Sun Oct 24 21:41:42 CEST 2004

Hi Timo,

On Sun, 24 Oct 2004 19:22:44 +0200 you wrote:

> It would be useful to know what WinPT version you used.

1.0rc2 with WinPT Tray 0.9.12 from

> > c:\gnupg\gpg.conf
> > If i change the option
> > personal-cipher-preferences S10 S9 S8 S7 S2 S4 S3
> > to
> > personal-cipher-preferences S9 S8 S7 S2 S4 S3 S10
> > and have s2k-cipher-algo AES256
> > WinPT still uses CAST5
> Indeed I use a default for symmetric encryption A long time ago I
> did it to fix some GPG -> PGP6 problems. 

I see & understandable :)

> I will change it so it
> honors the option if it is available (or "cipher-algo").

Mmh, i think cipher-ago is not a good idea, because it is not so
flexible as the first mentioned ID in personal-cipher-preferences or
secondary the name with s2k-cipher-algo. I mean, if somebody uses GnuPG
for public key crypto without WinPT...


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