Windoze PGP Compatability
Mon, 24 Apr 2000 12:53:29 -0700 (PDT)
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On Sat, 22 Apr 2000, Frank Tobin wrote:
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> Johnston, Sam, at 20:13 +1000 on Sat, 22 Apr 2000, wrote:
> > gpg --export-secret-keys --armor -o somefile.asc
> > and then try to import them with PGPkeys I get errors about not containing
> > any valid PGP keys.
> The problem I would guess, is that the default symmetric algorithm used to
> encrypt GnuPG secret keys is Blowfish, which is not supported by PGP.
> I don't know how you could go about resolving this issue; that is, I don't
> know how you could get GnuPG to change the algorithm used to encrypt an
> already-created secret key. There is an option "s2k-cipher-algo", but
> according to the documentation in the manpage, is not clear that this may
> have any effect while not generating a key.
That would be the "string-to-key" cipher algorithm. It is used to encrypt
your private key. Set that to be one of the ciphers that PGP supports, and
you should be fine.
Also, disabling blowfish altogether is probably a good idea.
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