About my prefered settings...

Robert J. Hansen rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Tue Jun 24 07:20:18 CEST 2008

Faramir wrote:
> Thanks for the answers. I am a bit confused about if I should use 
> names like aes256 or codes like S9.

Six of one, half dozen of another.  I think it's generally for the best
if people use names, since they're easier to read and harder to screw up.

> Also, do I have to include all the cipher/digest/compress algorithms
> available to my installed gpg, or just one or two? The idea would be
> "if you can, use this one, if not, do as you wish/can"

This is not really possible with GnuPG.  setpref is used to advertise
_capabilities_ to people far more than it is to advertise preferences.
It appears to me to be badly misnamed.

personal-thingy-preferences are the actual preference list, but is only
applied to traffic you generate.

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