Prefered algorithms priority

Christoph Anton Mitterer cam at
Mon Nov 7 23:32:29 CET 2005

David Shaw wrote:

>>How is the priority specified? Is it from left to right, meaning that an 
>>algorithm a left from another (b) is preferd in favour of b?
>>setpref <more prefered> --->--->--->---> <less prefered> ?
>Correct, it's left to right.  The algorithm works by eliminating any
>algorithm that isn't usable by all recipients (remember that by
>definition 3DES is usable by all recipients, so it will be used if all
>else fails).
Ahh,.. thanks and what is about other algorithms,.. if I, for example, 
exclude MD5 from my prefered hash algorithms,... will this indicate 
other users that I DO NOT accept MD5 hashed signatures?

Best wishes,
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