Miscellaneous questions

Sven Radde email at sven-radde.de
Wed Apr 16 08:13:37 CEST 2008


Am Dienstag, den 15.04.2008, 20:35 -0500 schrieb Robert J. Hansen:

> > Even if those subpacktes would be used in my suggested way, each
> > implementation would know "Nanana, 3DES is a fallback, so in each case I
> > can find my algorithm match", but in addition to that a user could force
> > his implementation (via a non conforming switch) to ignore that fallback
> > stuff, and just look at the preference. If he'll have problems with this
> > (interoperability) it's his own problem.
> Arguing "GnuPG should support a nonconformant extension to the spec" is
> probably not going to get much of anywhere.

In a way, those switches are already there, look at "--cipher-algo
name", "--digest-algo name" and "--compress-algo name" vs. the
"--personal-...-preferences" parameters.
These ignore the preference flags altogether.

cu, Sven

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