Problem with GPG and remailers

Matthias Urlichs
Tue, 01 Aug 2000 14:33:55 +0200

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I'm trying to send myself a message, via mixmaster (PGP encryption turned
on), through a few remailers.

The problem is that even though the remailer seems to use my
publicly-available key, I can't decode the encrypted message.

Specifically, "gpg --dump-packet --verb" says this on the secret message:

:pubkey enc packet: version 3, algo 16, keyid F3E85400D70AAFF9
data: [1020 bits] data: [1023 bits] gpg: public key is D70AAFF9
:encrypted data packet:
length: 83 gpg: encrypted with ELG-E key, ID D70AAFF9 gpg: no secret key for decryption available gpg: decryption failed: secret key not available ... while my secret key ring has these: secring.gpg ------------------------------ sec 1024D/D70AAFF9 1998-11-20 Matthias Urlichs <> sig D70AAFF9 1998-11-20 Matthias Urlichs <> ssb 1504g/CAA29391 1998-11-20 sig D70AAFF9 1998-11-20 Matthias Urlichs <> Apparently, the remailer uses the key ID of the main signature in the pubkey enc packet instead of the key ID of the subkey that it actually used. Is that analysis correct? Is there anything I can do to decode these messages? Cc to me please; I don't know yet if my subscription to gpg-users succeeded. -- Matthias Urlichs | noris network GmbH | | ICQ: 20193661 The quote was selected randomly. Really. | -- Don't plan any hasty moves. You'll be evicted soon anyway. --------------70A03D7AC0D09E578EE8AB13 Content-Type: text/x-vcard; charset=us-ascii; name="smurf.vcf" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Description: Card for Matthias Urlichs Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="smurf.vcf" begin:vcard n:Urlichs;Matthias tel;pager:+491729734360 tel;cell:+4970059818181 tel;fax:+49911935224242 tel;home:+499115981818 tel;work:+4991193520 x-mozilla-html:FALSE url: org:noris network GmbH;Technical Support version:2.1 email; title:President adr;quoted-printable:;;Schleiermacherstra=DFe 12=0D=0A;Nürnberg;Bavaria;90491;Germany note;quoted-printable:Test=0D=0ABl Fasel=0D=0ALaber Gerede 123;-16608 fn:Matthias Urlichs end:vcard --------------70A03D7AC0D09E578EE8AB13--