GPG/PGP5 encryption

brian moore bem at
Fri Oct 23 19:04:10 CEST 1998

Okay, with GPG->PGP5, I'm seeing the following...
| [thorin:~] 5:57:07pm 198 % gpg -s -e -r 88322B51 testc
| gpg (GnuPG) 0.4.2; Copyright (C) 1998 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
| This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
| This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
| under certain conditions. See the file COPYING for details.
| You need a passphrase to unlock the secret key for
| user: "brian moore <bem at>"
| (1024-bit DSA key, ID 88322B51, created 1998-10-17)
| gpg: using secondary key 272B34B6 instead of primary key 88322B51
| File 'testc.gpg' exists. Overwrite (y/N)? y
| [thorin:~] 5:57:55pm 199 % 
| [thorin:~] 5:57:56pm 199 % 
| [thorin:~] 5:57:56pm 199 % pgpv testc.gpg
| Message is encrypted.
| Need a pass phrase to decrypt private key:
|   1024 bits, Key ID 272B34B6, Created 1998-10-17
| Enter pass phrase: 
| Pass phrase is good.
| Cannot decrypt message.  It can only be decrypted by:
|   1024 bits, Key ID 272B34B6, Created 1998-10-17

It looks like a deviation between PGP5 and GPG on how to mark things.

Has anyone looked at this code, or shall I have another fun weekend? :)

[Though this is pushing me closer towards exporting laws, I may have to
cheat to do it...  Canadians are useful 'munitions runners'... :)]

Brian Moore                       | "The Zen nature of a spammer resembles
      Sysadmin, C/Perl Hacker     |  a cockroach, except that the cockroach
      Usenet Vandal               |  is higher up on the evolutionary chain."
      Netscum, Bane of Elves.                 Peter Olson, Delphi Postmaster

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