bad sig with gpg but good sig with pgp5.0i and pgp6.5.8

Ingo Kloecker
Wed, 6 Dec 2000 16:33:48 +0100

Hash: SHA1

On Tuesday,  5. December 2000 18:52, Werner Koch wrote:

> On Tue, 5 Dec 2000, Ingo Kloecker wrote:
> > "-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----\n\n" + unsigned_message + "\n"
> > + detached_signature
> Probably KMail did not generate the detached_signature in textmode,
> whcih is required.
The detached_signature was generated via 'pgps -batf', where 't' is textmode and 'a' ASCII armor. So it should be generated in textmode. But as you already said PGP 5.0i is really buggy. If a mail (or something else) you want to sign contains 8-bit characters PGP 5.0i always generates a type 0x00 signature (a signature of a binary document). Therefore GnuPG can't handle it correctly (and it doesn't have to).
> > Why do PGP 5.0i (under Linux), PGP 6.5.8 (under Linux and Windows)
> > and
> PGP 5.0i is really buggy - don't use it.
I don't use it. The problem is that there are other people who use it. I just want to check their signatures. But this seems to be not possible. I'll try to convince these people to switch to GnuPG (or PGP 6). Regards, Ingo - -- Ingo Klöcker Lehrstuhl A für Mathematik RWTH Aachen 52056 Aachen -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.4 (GNU/Linux) Comment: For info see iD8DBQE6LlxcqUQWN/hplRsRAhAgAKDCctuxtZIVMD5FQkRBuIuLVSdIugCgpzw1 bllzol8zIsvUBRxzVl2oK4o= =xszu -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- Archive is at - Unsubscribe by sending mail with a subject of "unsubscribe" to