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symmetric key encryption utilities
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: symmetric key encryption utilities
- From: Curtis Collicutt <curtis_(_at_)_ghostitm_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2001 21:50:00 -0600
I'm looking for a symmetric key encryption utility that
- encrypt a file with a specific symmetric key
- using a specific algorithm (3DES, Twofish, ect)
- has the option of not using a password or passphrase
- and separates the encrypted file and the key used
to encrypt it.
I've looked at mcrypt and gnupg. Both of these require a passphrase
to encrypt a file with a symmetric cypher.
Any suggestions as to another util or option on mcrypt/gnupg that
will allow me to do this?
PS. 1) I've read all the docs for mcrypt and gnupg, but can't find
2) I don't want to write my own util.
3) I've searched the misc, tech, mcrypt and gnupg archive to no
4) The reason I don't want to use the passphrase stuff is because
I don't want to move to a passphrase system,
which is much easier to break, when I can just worry about keeping
the key secure. It's way harder to break a key than break a
passphrase based on english (and if I go to a random passphrase
then what the heck is the point?).
5) If I'm missing something important or obvious, then feel free to
call me a moron, as long as you tell me what I did wrong, I have
thick skin. Thanks again.
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