Q: Why doesn't --pgp2 warn you if you don't have IDEA
Robert J. Hansen
rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Wed Aug 11 03:56:10 CEST 2010
On 8/10/2010 7:43 PM, smu johnson wrote:
> My first post to this mailing list!
Welcome! This question *might* be better served for GnuPG-Users, BTW:
it seems like the answer would be something general users would be
interested in. Not that it's off-topic here or anything. :)
> Well, I was playing around with GnuPG and PGP 2.6.x today, and I'm
> curious as to why the option --pgp2 doesn't warn you if you do not have
> the IDEA algorithm setup for GnuPG.
Possibly. I am not a developer and do not claim to speak for them. I
would speculate that RFC1991 conformance (PGP 2.6 compatibility) is such
a low priority for them that they haven't bothered to do much with it.
Speaking just for myself, given the choice between spending time on
RFC4880 and RFC1991, I would much prefer 4880. :)
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