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Re: forwarding an encrypted message

2002-04-10 11:12:30

On Wed, Apr 10, 2002 at 11:01:47AM -0500, 
john(_dot_)dlugosz(_at_)kodak(_dot_)com wrote:

What is the "throw-keyid" switch?

"throw-keyid" is what GnuPG calls using the wildcard or speculative
keyid.  Basically it means that a sender can specify the recepient key
id as zero, which tells the receiving program to try all possible
secret keys.  It helps resist traffic analysis as a snooper cannot
easily tell who the message is intended for.  See RFC2440, section 5.1
for more details.  I don't see how this would help with the message
forwarding problem being discussed though.


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