Decrypt Output is Blank
Tue, 19 Dec 2000 00:37:09 -0500
RE: GnuPG v1.0.3 (MingW32) encrypted text to GnuPG v1.0.1 (GNU/Linux)
I'm either dense tonight or getting some GnuPG stuff from someone else
that's new to me.
I received an encrypted email from a Win-GPG user. I try to decipher it,
gpg -d zulu.asc
I'm asked for my pass phrase, I enter it uneventfully, GPG doesn't
complain, a few seconds pass, and the prompt returns but no decrypt
output. ? I try adding '--output file' but file is blank.
I don't know what's up? so I do:
gpg -d -vv zulu.asc
And I see among the contents,
> $ gpg -d -vv zulu.asc
> gpg: armor: BEGIN PGP MESSAGE
> gpg: armor header: Version: GnuPG v1.0.3 (MingW32)
> gpg: armor header: Comment: For info see http://www.gnupg.org
> :pubkey enc packet: version 3, algo 16, keyid 1B1CAFC9EC8C49F7
> data: [2047 bits]
> data: [2048 bits]
> gpg: public key is EC8C49F7
> gpg: loaded digest 2
> You need a passphrase to unlock the secret key for
> user: "John Bacalle <email@example.com>"
> 2048-bit ELG-E key, ID EC8C49F7, created 2000-07-17 (main key ID E745678E)
> gpg: loaded digest 3
> gpg: key 8AA5C235: accepted as trusted key.
> gpg: key E745678E: accepted as trusted key.
> gpg: key BA54A558: accepted as trusted key.
> gpg: key 4E00CCBB: accepted as trusted key.
> gpg: public key encrypted data: good DEK
> :unknown packet: type 18, length 163
Does this mean anything useful?
> dump: [...]
So, what I have is an 'apparently' good decrypt that doesn't show me the
cleartext. Not nice.
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