GNUPG and PGP
bem at cmc.net
Fri Nov 27 11:40:17 CET 1998
On Mon, Nov 23, 1998 at 10:59:22PM +0100, Stefan Nobis wrote:
> I have some trouble to get gnupg working with pgp.
> My gnupg version is 0.4.0 and the pgp version is 5.5.2 (for
> windows). I generated an ElGamal/DSA key (2048/1024 bit) and exportet
> the public key. But pgp refuses to import that public key.
Upgrade to 0.4.4, the current release... that will fix a number of
problems with PGP5 compatibility.
> Somewhere i read pgp uses also ElGamal/DSA but incorectly calls the
> algorithms DH/DSS. I also read somthing about wrong types (type 20 and
> type 16) but some method to get gnupg and pgp to work with each
Sorta. ElGamal is a modification to DH. It's the same concept (the
underlying reason for why it's hard to break is the same). DSA is the
algorithm, DSS is the standard. The difference between the two is
> So my questions: What is this about the different types and how do i
> get pgp to accept gpg's key? (I read something about an encryption
> only subkey - but i don't quite understand what to do and why that
> should work.)
You should upgrade to 0.4.4 for good measure, but it should be trivial
even on 0.4.0 to import the key.
Try: pgpk -x 0x12345678 | gpg --import
What error message do you get?
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