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Re: [Duplicity-talk] symmetric key, or public gpg key?

From: Kenneth Loafman
Subject: Re: [Duplicity-talk] symmetric key, or public gpg key?
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 12:23:19 -0500
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Duplicity is primarily IO bound, so I've never actually timed the
difference.  I imagine that unless you had an extremely old or slow
processor, it would not be that much difference.


Chris Poole wrote:
> Thanks.
> I assume the encryption stuff is handled with gpgme or something; it's
> not actually your own encryption code?
> Also, do you know if a symmetric key would perform faster than using a
> public key?
> Chris Poole
> On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 2:01 PM, Kenneth Loafman <address@hidden
> <mailto:address@hidden>> wrote:
>     Chris Poole wrote:
>     > Hi,
>     > I had planned to just use my gpg key for encryption.
>     >
>     > Now I'm wondering, will performance be better with a symmetric key?
>     >
>     > Even when I use my public key, it still asks for me a passphrase
>     anyway.
>     The current bzr version has the fix for this and it will be in 0.6.06.
>     When adding the cache-sync part of the code I made it always ask for a
>     password (not good).  Now it does not unless it needs to sync the cache.
>     I will try to get 0.6.06 out later this week.
>     ...Ken
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