identical files -> non-identical encrypted files

David Shaw dshaw at
Tue Jul 22 00:50:23 CEST 2008

On Jul 20, 2008, at 4:45 PM, Ian Zimmerman wrote:

> I just noticed this today.  I suppose this is completely obvious to  
> most
> readers of the list and perhaps not something they want to be  
> bothered with;
> apalogies if that's the case.  I have a problem to solve :(

> So I suppose gpg puts some salt probably based on timestamp in.  Can  
> this
> be disabled?  Pretty please?

It's not salt - the session key is random.  If it wasn't, well,  
decrypting would be pretty easy.


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