signing probmems (GPG 1.0.1 -> PGP 6.5.1)
Mon, 24 Jan 2000 10:20:59 +0000
Werner Koch wrote:
> On Thu, 20 Jan 2000, David Sexton wrote:
> > I can GPG sign a file and PGP verify it on the PC. But when I sign a
> > file on the Cobalt and transfer it, PGP complains that it has a bad
> > signature (but GPG doesn't).
> (You did use binary mode for transfering the file to the PC by FTP)
> GnuPG has some workaround to cope with not stripped trailing spaces in
Well, the PC's running Linux also, so ASCII mode shouldn't be a prob. I
have since checked and done an md5 checksum on both of the files on both
machines (and they match), so I can't understand what is going wrong.
Here's what I am doing:
[on the Cobalt]
gpg -a --export TEST > test.key
pgp -u TEST --clearsign file.txt
<FTP test.key & file.txt.asc>
[on the PC]
gpg --import test.key --> OK
gpg file.txt.asc --> OK
pgp -ka test.key --> OK
I get the error:
File is signed. WARNING: Bad signature, doesn't match file contents!
Bad signature from user "TEST".
Am I doing something wrong/stupid here?
Any help would be appreciated.
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