[Popcon-developers] Drop atime and ctime for privacy reasons possible?

Bill Allombert Bill.Allombert at math.u-bordeaux1.fr
Sun Oct 28 21:58:38 UTC 2012

On Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 06:40:13PM +0000, adrelanos wrote:
> Bill Allombert:
> > Thanks. What is the underlying symmetric encryption ?
> > (RSA is used to encrypt a symmetric key used to encrypt the message.
> > The decryption time depend on the symmetric algorithm. Normally it is
> > some variant of AES. This can influence the running time.)
> gpg showpref:
>      Cipher: AES256, AES192, AES, CAST5, 3DES
>      Digest: SHA256, SHA1, SHA384, SHA512, SHA224
>      Compression: ZLIB, BZIP2, ZIP, Uncompressed
>      Features: MDC, Keyserver no-modify
> I didn't manually overwrite so I believe it was AES256.


> > I read your script and you do not use ASCII armoring. Could you retry with
> > using ASCII armoring ? I would prefer to avoid binary transmission in 
> > popcon protocol, but it might have a performance penalty.
> I already created a file with armoring. In format...
> ...
> -----END PGP MESSAGE-----
> As the comment at the top of the script tells "gpg --armor --encrypt"
> was used to encrypt the file.

Ah sorry I only read the line

## manually: gpg --homedir ~/test/ --encrypt ~/test/pop

which did not have --armor.

Bill. <ballombe at debian.org>

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