Selecting cipher to generate a key pair
John W. Moore III
jmoore3rd at bellsouth.net
Sat May 2 01:49:22 CEST 2009
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Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> Smith, Cathy wrote:
>> The customer said they have a proprietary implementation that only
>> supports Blowfish or 3DES for the key. I'm still trying to find out
>> exactly what that means.
> Okay, that much makes sense now.
> I would suggest adding:
> cipher-algo 3DES
> ... to your .gnupg/gpg.conf file. This is a sledgehammer solution, and
> not one I'd generally recommend; however, the downsides are pretty
> minimal. Then encrypt a message using their public key and send it on
> to them. If they can read it, great. If they can't, then the problem
> is their proprietary implementation of OpenPGP is shoddy.
Riddle Me this, Robert; _if_ "The Customer" has a requirement that 3DES
must be used [and they are associating it with their Key] then wouldn't
this mean that the *only* preference broadcast by their Key is 3DES? If
this is the case then wouldn't GPG automatically select this cipher
algorithm by default as the only compatible one between the two parties?
Timestamp: Friday 01 May 2009, 19:49 --400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
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