Changing preferences

David Shaw dshaw at
Thu Sep 18 23:15:06 CEST 2008

On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 05:00:42AM -0500, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> David Shaw wrote:
> > The point of the list is to indicate the algorithm that the user
> > prefers, in the order that the user prefers.
> Right, but where is this preference actually used?  personal-*-prefs
> seems to rule the roost.

The preferences on the keys are used by people encrypting a message
*to* those keys.  It indicates that algorithms the keyholders prefer.

The personal-*-prefs are used by the sender.  It indicates which
algorithms within the above list the sender is willing to use.


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