Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Security
User Name
Linux - Security This forum is for all security related questions.
Questions, tips, system compromises, firewalls, etc. are all included here.


  Search this Thread
Old 06-06-2017, 11:19 AM   #31
Registered: May 2017
Location: U.S.
Distribution: Un*x
Posts: 237

Original Poster
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: Disabled

Originally Posted by sundialsvcs View Post
At the risk of sounding "pedantic" at this point . . .

The specific "use of GPG" that I had in mind is one that allows you to encrypt a file in such a way that it can be decrypted by (only!!) those specific parties who were in possession of "the private keys which correspond to" a collection of public-keys which were (of course ...) known to the sender.

The sender generates a random symmetric-cipher key that is presumed to be "un-guessable." The sender then provides that key to each of the intended recipients, protected by each one's public key, so that only the corresponding private key can be used to retrieve it.

The entire notion of "key exchange," then, is entirely irrelevant. O ne party possesses the entire secret. The other party does not ... unless(!) they are able to decrypt the portion of the message which gives it to them.
Got it, ill have to look more into this aswell.. Nevertheless thanks a lot for the help!


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trying to use GPG to encrypt/decrypt backup files usao Linux - Security 10 05-09-2016 12:10 AM
[SOLVED] GPG Encrypt without filename jonnybinthemix Linux - Newbie 15 06-13-2014 07:57 AM
gpg --verify multiple files Phorize Slackware 8 06-22-2011 07:25 AM
Encrypt backups with GPG to multiple tapes TBKDan Linux - Software 11 10-30-2009 01:09 AM
What is the best way to encrypt emails? GPG? abefroman Linux - Security 5 08-28-2009 04:54 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Security

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:36 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration