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

adrelanos adrelanos at riseup.net
Mon Oct 29 00:14:05 UTC 2012

Bill Allombert:
> 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.
> Excellent.
>>> 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... -----BEGIN
>> PGP MESSAGE----- ... -----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.
> Cheers,

Ah sorry. Comments corrected.

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