gpg 0.3.4, RSA, pgp5 interoperability
wk at isil.d.shuttle.de
Mon Sep 7 13:59:53 CEST 1998
Andrew Daviel <andrew at andrew.triumf.ca> writes:
> I just installed gnupg-0.3.4 on Linux 2.0.30
> (oh yes, I get " using insecure memory" but have HAVE_MLOCK=1; if I make
> gpg suid root I can't run it - Operation not permitted)
Really; I have to check it.
> If I export (with pgp5) my DSS key, I can import it into gpg and
> then verify a signature made with it. But if I export my RSA key
> and try to import that, I get "no valid user ids; .. missing
> self-signature" and can't add it. I also can't add other RSA keys, such as
> the CERT public key
Did you use "--load-extension rsa"? If not you should see a keyid
00000000 which indicates this.
RSA is not a part of GNUPG due to legal reasons; but if you are
allowed to use it you can get an extension module from the ftp site.
> If I can't add public keys like CERT, SGI security, RedHat etc.
> it's a bit hopeless trying to use gpg ....
But RSA is patented and if you are in the U.S. you can't use it anyway
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