kevhilton at gmail.com
Wed Sep 17 07:41:16 CEST 2008
>> 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.
Thanks, I was definitely misguided. However just a quick followup.
My gpg version contains far more capabilities (ie TWOFISH, BLOWFISH),
than what was listed in the key. Why were these not included in the
If I do not specify a personal-cipher-preference or cipher-algo within
the gpg.conf file, 3DES will always be chosen as the cipher algorithm?
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