Using gpg-created DSS keys with PGP 6.5.3
Thu, 18 May 2000 13:06:17 -0700 (PDT)
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On Thu, 18 May 2000, Pete Chown wrote:
> Seth Delackner wrote:
> > Unfortunately, [pgp] also tells me that my passphrase is incorrect!
> > I went back to linux and verified the file I had signed and then
> > successfully encrypted and decrypted a file. Windows continues to
> > be obtuse. Help?
> I don't know if it is still like it, but at one time pgp and gnupg
> used different symmetric algorithms for encrypting private keys. The
> solution is to remove the passphrase using gnupg and then put it back
> using pgp.
> I certainly moved a pgp 5 key to gnupg without problems, but I never
> tried to do the reverse.
The problem is that GnuPG uses Blowfish to encrypt the private key, and
PGP does not support Blowfish. Removing the passphrase is what is usually
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