Time stamp incompatibility...may not be GnuPG's fault
hideki at allcity.net
Tue Nov 7 01:04:24 CET 2000
This information actually came from Japanese GnuPG discussion.
Our finding shows that PGP is actually incrementing/decrementing
For example let's say that I signed the file at (with GnuPG):
Nov 06 20:06:40 2000 PST
Internally, it is recognized as Nov 07 04:06:40 2000 (GMT) which is
973570000 seconds since 1970/1/1 00:00 GMT.
:signature packet: algo 17, keyid 86E9B7C2A6E720DA
version 3, created 973570000, md5len 5, sigclass 00
digest algo 2, begin of digest a4 75
data: [157 bits]
data: [160 bits]
And if I decrypt this file using PGP in Japan (JST, +9 from GMT)
GnuPG would return as follows:
gpg: Signature made 11/07/00 13:06:40 using DSA key ID
while PGP would give:
Signed: 00/11/07 22:06:39
We found that the time PGP return is GMT Nov 07 04:06:40 2000 +9
hours + 9 hours. This seems that it is doing the calculation twice.
This probably won't affect if both sides are using PGP. But this seems
to be causing some incompatibility.
I sent this information also to PGP ML to get more information about
Hideki Saito mailto:hideki at allcity.net
PGP Fingerprint(0x82957B66): DE6B 1301 CC7F B915 521B 3736 4716 2919 8295 7B66
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