IDEA/RSA extensions ... GPG --> PGP 2.6.3i

Stefan Fendt stefan at
Fri Dec 4 11:26:58 CET 1998

Hi everyone,

has someone been able to create an option-file for GnuPG which is
capable of encrypting and signing a message for PGP 2.6.3i ? I have
the RSA and the IDEA extension but I was not able to (neither manually
nor over the option-file...) make an encrypted and signed message that
is understood by PGP 2.6.3i ... 

When just using --rfc-1991 and my RSA-Key GPG uses Blowfish for
encryption so PGP wont be able to decrypt it. When using --cipher-algo
idea PGP states that the cyphertext is corrupted...

I have the following options set in the options-file:
load-extension /usr/local/lib/gnupg/rsa
load-extension /usr/local/lib/gnupg/idea
compress-algo 0
cipher-algo idea

Wouldn't it be a good idea to have default signing and encryption
algorithem-combinations to set up ? Just alike, if using RSA then use
IDEA and if using ElGamal then use Blowfish, or something like that ?


BTW: just signing a message works perfectly for PGP 2.6.3i ...

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