newbie: --edit-key problem
alphasigmax at gmail.com
Thu Apr 20 05:13:13 CEST 2006
Michael D. Berger wrote:
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>> [mailto:gnupg-users-bounces at gnupg.org] On Behalf Of John W. Moore III
>> Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2006 7:30 PM
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>> Subject: Re: newbie: --edit-key problem
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>> This is also from the Manual and should help set your prefs
>> in gpg.conf.
>> - --personal-cipher-preferences string
>> Set the list of personal cipher preferences to string, this
>> list should be a string similar to the one printed by the
>> command "pref" in the edit menu. This allows the user to
>> factor in their own preferred algorithms when algorithms are
>> chosen via recipient key preferences. The most highly ranked
>> cipher in this list is also used for the --symmetric encryp-
>> tion command.
>> Remember, when placing Commands into gpg.conf the '--' prefix
>> is omitted.
>> JOHN ;)
> --personal-cipher-preferences string
> did not seem to work either in the config file (without --) or in a
> command line. It was "seen", however, since a misspelling resulted
> in a diagnostic.
> I ultimately was able to add blowfish to my preferences with:
> gpg --edit-key mdb00
> setpref BLOWFISH <followed by the things that were already there, no
> <confirm that I really want to do it>
> <supply passphrase when asked>
> <ignore output suggesting passphrase was not seen -- it was>
> It is noteworthy that the 3DES cipher cannot be removed by this
> procedure, while any other cypher can. I wonder why this is.
The OpenPGP spec (RFC 2440) says that 3DES is *required* for a cipher
algorithm; it is mandatory that programs complying to the RFC implement
3DES as a cipher algorithm, DSA and Elgamal for keys, and SHA-1 for a
it up pretty neatly.
Death to all fanatics!
Down with categorical imperative!
OpenPGP key: http://tinyurl.com/lvq4g
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