Dan Nelson dnelson at allantgroup.com
Tue Jun 14 22:27:00 GMT 2005

In the last episode (Jun 14), Brian Henning said:
> When I run gnupg using the same rsa key on the same input file I
> noticed that it returns different cipher text files as resuts. Both
> the cipher files decrypt to the same plain text file just fine. Can
> someone explain to my why that is the cipher text is different?

Probably either a timestamp or a random seed is encoded along with the
file, to make it difficult for a 3rd party to determine whether two
encrypted files came from the same plaintext.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at allantgroup.com

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