PGP 5.x and GnuPG
Thu, 16 Mar 2000 18:36:35 -0800 (PST)
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> > Also, do the answers to the above questions change if "PGP 5.x" is
> > substituted with "even more recent versions of PGP"?
> Yes. GnuPG and PGPcommandline 6.x and up all have the capability to
> generate a more enhanced key format, which confuses PGP 5. Anyone using
> PGP 5 should think about upgrading to PGP 6.5.2 or GnuPG 1.0.1, in order
> to be fully compatable with today's keys, as well as take advantage of the
> new features that these products offer.
Ugh. I misread your original question. GnuPG and PGP 6.x (and higher) are
completely compatable (I believe) as they are both based on RFC 2440 (for
the most part).
There are some features that PGP offers in the newer versions that you
can't take advantage of in GPG, but that does not hinder the exchange of
keys or messages between the programs.
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