GnuPG Defaults

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Wed Sep 17 07:36:26 CEST 2008

Kevin Hilton wrote:
> Would not this output seem to imply the key was generated with
> preference for the AES family over 3DES?


The preferences on a key are actually not very preferential.  It's a
capability list far more than it is a preference list.  The fact AES
comes before CAST5 matters very little.

personal-cipher-preferences is what you're thinking of.  This gets set
in the gpg.conf file, not on your key.

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