gpg rpms

Werner Koch wk at
Tue Nov 10 10:24:20 CET 1998

Fabio Coatti <cova at> writes:

> I've uploaded to

I'll add a note to the web page.

> I've also built rpm for modules (idea,rsa,skipjack) but I don't know if
> it's possible to put it on a ftp server. Is there any problem with these
> algos (copyright, etc..)

IDEA is patented nearly worldwide, so PLEASE don't use it.

RSA is okay for non-US users.

Don't use skipjack:  It is weak (probably not as weak as 56bit DES)
and I only made this module to see how much time it took to make
another cipher module ;-)

> If needed, I can post MD5 result for gnupg rpms.

It is better to sign the rpms with your key and get enough
certificates of others for your key.


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