GNUPG and PGP FreeWare 6.5.3

Todd L. Brooks
Thu, 10 Aug 2000 22:46:36 +0000 (GMT)

On Fri, 11 Aug 2000, noodlez wrote:

Any cipher algorithm in your key preferences that pgp doesn't support will
show up as IDEA. Any key generated with GnuPG (regardless of whether you
disable all those algorithms in your .options file), will have public key
preferences of TWOFISH then BLOWFISH then CAST5. PGP won't understand
this, so in the key info box it says IDEA. However, when actually
encrypting to this key, pgp does the right thing: since it doesn't
understand twofish and blowfish, it will encrypt with CAST5.

> just one question though: when i imported the GPG keys into PGP, it said
> (and still says) that the cipher is IDEA, but i can't be because my GPG
> doesn't even recognize IDEA. is PGP wrong?
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