Fwd: Question about history of hash and cipher collections
pehr at alumni.utexas.net
Mon Jan 14 19:58:57 CET 2008
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> From: "Alan Olsen" <aolsen at standard.com>
> Date: January 14, 2008 11:49:00 AM CST
> To: "David Shaw" <dshaw at jabberwocky.com>, <gnupg-users at gnupg.org>
> Subject: RE: Question about history of hash and cipher collections
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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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