PGP 5.x and GnuPG

L. Sassaman
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. - --Len. __ L. Sassaman System Administrator | "All of the chaos Technology Consultant | Makes perfect sense..." icq.. 10735603 | pgp.. finger:// | --Joe Diffie -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.1c (GNU/Linux) Comment: OpenPGP Encrypted Email Preferred. iD8DBQE40Zo6PYrxsgmsCmoRAtngAJ9sLhNA0y3syqyd0N5v0Quseri5RwCfVOCH xPqY+DXDsTl9RPW+KbwoZYc= =gHnd -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----