Frustration (forgive a FAQ please)

Lazarus Long
Sun, 26 Sep 1999 23:03:17 +0000

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On Sun, Sep 26, 1999 at 12:42:15PM -0600, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:

> > You are using ancient-style keys then? What about those of us who use
> > gpg-default style keys? (I don't use a .pgp/* or any *.pgp).
> GPG (aka PGP5) keys CAN NOT ever be used with PGP 2.x. Your key must be a
> PGP 2.x key before it will work.
Please confirm I am reading this correctly. A couple of other mailing lists have been discussing the interoperability problems, and I do not want to be accused of spreading FUD. Anyone that rm's ~/.pgp/* will NEVER be able to write a pgp2 user? Is that the correct interpretation? Anyone that starts using crypto today, with gpg (as one would hope) will NEVER be able to write to a pgp2 user? I can actually understand a bit of ostracization of pgp2 users as a form of social engineering to force upgrades. (If the above is true however, I'm not sure all would perceive this to be an "upgrade" at all, since there is loss of functionality involved.) But some of us have a need to communicate with pgp2 users, even though we ourselves have "upgraded" to gpg. I keep reading that "gpg users can communicate with pgp2 users." If I read the above correctly, that isn't accurate, and should be amended to read "only those gpg users who formerly used pgp2 and saved their old keyrings can communicate with pgp2 users." If the above is correct, please confirm this before I report elsewhere. (It appears to report negatively against gpg and I'd rather do the opposite if at all possible, but not at the expense of the truth.) -=3D- If the above is correct, are there plans to add to the gpg code so that gpg users (meaning those who installed it as their first-ever crypto) *are* able to write to pgp2 users? After all, the average newbie with a need to communicate with pgp2 users will be forced to choose pgp2 as their only crypto rather than gpg. (Presuming newbies will only choose to learn/run one crypto app.) --=20 Please encrypt all mail whenever possible. The following Public Keys for Lazarus Long <> are available upon request: Type Bits/KeyID Fingerprint (GnuPG (GPG) is preferred.) GPG/ELG: 2048g/DE3E078A 0023 E86F A45A C46D 8243 1A7F 6FF2 84C1 3F5B F7CD GPG/DSA: 1024D/3F5BF7CD (none for DSA keys) --ZPt4rx8FFjLCG7dd Content-Type: application/pgp-signature -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.0 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Now ready for primetime! iD8DBQE37qY1b/KEwT9b980RAq1SAJ9pYy3pas0FSXvMkiVU+4bGawSbjQCcCu56 I20gSL7tiEOR5cknbrF+O14= =4RYG -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- --ZPt4rx8FFjLCG7dd--