Decrypting multiple encrypted blocks on one stream using GPG

Neal H. Walfield neal at
Fri Jul 8 14:24:34 CEST 2016

On Thu, 07 Jul 2016 11:32:30 +0200,
Fiedler Roman wrote:
> I'm trying to use gnupg to solve a usecase similar to the one depicted in
> [1], but the workaround from [1] is not suitable, because:
> * Each file I have is larger than the machine holding the keys
> * The keys cannot be moved
> * The streams will take hours/days to decrypt so no interruption is
> possible.

You might be able to use gpg's --extra-socket feature to solve your
problem.  Using this feature, gpg could do the asymmetric crypto on
your small box (this just costs some KB of network traffic) and the
symmetric on some other box.

:) Neal

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