Question about history of hash and cipher collections
pehr at alumni.utexas.net
Mon Jan 14 19:59:33 CET 2008
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On Jan 14, 2008, at 11:09 AM, Alan Olsen wrote:
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>> 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.
> If you have an older version of GPG that does not know about the
> newer cypher or hash, it will report "cypher n" or "hash n". I
> have encountered this on systems that have not been upgraded for a
> while. (And, yes, there is an upgrade in process.) The
> information is useful in that case when you are trying to explain
> to production people what happened when their file decryption failed.
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