[linux-elitists] pgp -m with gpg

Aaron Lehmann aaronl@vitelus.com
Mon Dec 10 15:11:14 PST 2001

On Mon, Dec 10, 2001 at 04:40:17PM +0000, M. Drew Streib wrote:
> If gpg is truly encrypting the stream, and not adding any funny headers
> to the output (I'd hope not), then autodetection should be out of the
> picture.

Why are you afraid of headers?

All signatures or encrypted messages you send contain headers telling
PGP what the message is, to whom, and even a checksum.

I can't find anything about the format of symmetric-only messages in
RFC2440, but that's because I'm not looking hard enough.

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