Robert J. Hansen
rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Thu Sep 18 00:24:45 CEST 2008
> I have a question... and maybe I have seen the answer before, but I
> can't remember it...
You saw the answer yesterday.
> When I use showpref command, the cypher algorithms are shown in the
> right order according to gpg.conf, but the digest order is not in the
> right order...
'showpref' is horribly misnamed. You are advertising your cryptographic
capabilities far more than you are specifying a preference in algorithms.
The way GnuPG picks algorithms is simple. Walk down through the
_sender's_ preference list. Find the first algorithm that's listed on
the recipient's _capability_ list. Use that algorithm.
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