David Shaw dshaw at
Sat Jun 17 18:09:06 CEST 2006

On Sat, Jun 17, 2006 at 04:27:38PM +0200, Jørgen Lysdal wrote:
> If i understand the correctly..
> The "--personal-cipher-preferences" does only have an effect when
> encrypting to more than one recipient, (besides from symmetrical
> encryption algo selection)

Not exactly.  It even takes effect when you're encrypting to one
recipient.  Let's say that recipient asked for CAST5 and you don't
have CAST5 in your personal-cipher-preferences.  In that case, GPG
will keep looking for a better match.

> the "--personal-digest-preferences" only when encrypting and signing
> to more than one recipient. Im i right?

Same as above.

> What does it mean to "factor in their own preferred algorithms when
> algorithms are chosen via recipient key preferences."
> Does it mean that, when i encrypt to a key that has, lets say AES
> TWOFISH, and i use --personal-cipher-preferences TWOFISH AES, is the
> message TWOFISH encryptet andgb



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