doc/OpenPGP refers to RFC 2440, should refer to RFC 4880
wk at gnupg.org
Sat Sep 27 11:16:38 CEST 2014
On Fri, 26 Sep 2014 21:21, dkg at fifthhorseman.net said:
> But the modern reference for OpenPGP (which GnuPG is compatible with) is
> RFC 4880. This document should probably be updated to reflect that
I pushed this patch:
diff --git a/doc/OpenPGP b/doc/OpenPGP
index a511ad7..96223d7 100644
@@ -1,9 +1,8 @@
GnuPG and OpenPGP
- See RFC2440 for a description of OpenPGP. We have an annotated version
- of this RFC online: http://www.gnupg.org/rfc2440.html
+ See RFC-4880 for a description of OpenPGP. These notes are older
+ than RFC-4880 and refer to the predecessor of the specs (RFC-2440).
@@ -12,7 +11,9 @@
* (9.2) states that IDEA SHOULD be implemented. This is not done
due to patent problems.
+ UPDATE: Since version 1.4.13 (or GnuPG 2.x with Libgcrypt 1.6)
+ IDEA support has been added to allow decryption of old
+ PGP-2 encrypted material.
All MAY features are implemented with this exception:
@@ -28,17 +29,17 @@
A special format of partial packet length exists for v3 packets
which can be considered to be in compliance with RFC1991; this
format is only created if a special option is active.
+ UPDATE: This support has been removed with version 1.3.6.
GnuPG uses a S2K mode of 101 for GNU extensions to the secret key
protection algorithms. This number is not defined in OpenPGP, but
- given the fact that this number is in a range which used at many
- other places in OpenPGP for private/experimenat algorithm identifiers,
- this should be not a so bad choice. The 3 bytes "GNU" are used
- to identify this as a GNU extension - see the file DETAILS for a
+ given that this number is in a range which is used at many other
+ places in OpenPGP for private/experimental algorithm identifiers,
+ this should be not a too bad choice. The 3 bytes "GNU" are used to
+ identify this as a GNU extension - see the file DETAILS for a
definition of the used data formats.
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