updprefs command and changing key

David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Sat Mar 13 01:07:08 CET 2010

On Mar 12, 2010, at 6:31 PM, Faramir wrote:
> David Shaw escribió:
> ...
>> However, your 3rd party should not have rejected the key.  The OpenPGP preferences system is designed to *always* reach a valid answer.  Every preference list contains Triple-DES, whether you explicitly list it there or not, and every OpenPGP program is compatible with Triple-DES.  If no other compatible ciphers are found, the answer is Triple-DES.
>  Just a question, and I don't have any intention about doing it, but,
> is there a way to disable the usage of 3DES in GnuPG, when encrypting?

Patch the source :)

There is no way other than that.  3DES is a required part of OpenPGP, so if you remove it, you're not going to play well with the other programs out there.


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