Question about history of hash and cipher collections
aolsen at standard.com
Mon Jan 14 18:49:00 CET 2008
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> From David Shaw
>On Mon, Jan 14, 2008 at 09:09:40AM -0800, Alan Olsen wrote:
>> > From: David Shaw
>> > Yes. "gpg -v --version" will give you the algorithm numbers along
>> > with the algorithm names. However, the algorithm numbers are not
>> > really relevant to anything unless you're writing OpenPGP software.
>> > For years now, all programs have referred to AES256 as "AES256" and
>> > not "cipher 9".
>> Version will not report it that way, but decryption errors will.
>Version does report it that way.
Not quite what I meant. (I should really not post on a Monday until I am fully awake. Which means posting on Tuesday.)
Actually what I meant to say is that the cypher numbers is actually useful if you are trying to figure out what you are missing from older versions.
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