more on read_s2k() for GnuTLS 2.4.1 (including "GNU dummy S2K")

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos nmav at
Tue Aug 19 12:02:04 CEST 2008

On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 3:59 AM, Daniel Kahn Gillmor
< at> wrote:


>> I'm not sure this can go into 2.4.x, it seems like a somewhat large
>> addition, although I'll let Nikos comment as well.  Maybe it could
>> go in.
> Hrm.  I don't think it's that big of a change (and it only affects a
> people using GnuTLS for OpenPGP), but of course i'll defer to you and
> Nikos.

It's better to add new features to the development branch. Thus we'll
have more time for testing and experimentation (also API-wise).

>> However, this certainly seems appropriate for 2.5.  Please create a
>> patch for it, and I'll apply it.
> The patch to enable parsing (but not decrypting) of locked secret keys
> (including the "gnu-dummy" S2K option) against GnuTLS 2.5.3 is
> attached, and seems to work for me.  Please let me know if you have
> any problems or concerns with it.

It looks nice. Expect me to apply it soon (later today or tomorrow).


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