choice of encryption algorithms

Laurent Jumet laurent.jumet at
Thu Jun 21 07:36:09 CEST 2012

Hello Robert !

"Robert J. Hansen" <rjh at> wrote:

> On 06/21/2012 12:03 AM, Laurent Jumet wrote:
>> default-preference-list S7 S11 S12 S13...
>> personal-cipher-preferences S7 S11 S12...
>> personal-digest-preferences H3 H8 H9 H10...
>> personal-compress-preferences Z1 Z2 Z3 Z0

> Please don't do this.  It's error-prone.  Those are machine-readable
> numbers, not human-readable ones.  Use the human-readable ones: for
> instance,

> default-preference-list TWOFISH 3DES SHA256 SHA224 RIPEMD160

> ... will set both digest and cipher preferences.  You can also set
> compress prefs in that line, too.

    Don't you think that the command line could be too long, using the algorithms names instead of their tags?

> Also, default-preference-list is redundant with the other -preferences.

    I was wondering about that.

Laurent Jumet
      KeyID: 0xCFAF704C

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