Decrypting conventionally encrypted pgp2 files?
Michael H. Warfield
Tue, 3 Oct 2000 13:12:26 -0400
On Mon, Oct 02, 2000 at 11:59:19PM -0700, Mark Atwood wrote:
> I've installed GnuPG 1.0.3, and have installed the IDEA extension.
> I've got a bunch of files that were "conventionally encrypted" using
> PGP 2.6.2, which I assume means that the cipher is IDEA and the
> passphrase was hashed with MD5.
> I'm trying to get gpg to decrypt the files. No joy. My old pgp2 can
> still do it, so I know I havnt forgotten the passphrase. I had
> assumed that either just
> gpg filename.pgp
> gpg --s2k-digest-algo MD5 --cipher-algo idea filename.pgp
> would do it, but they both fail with "gpg: decryption failed: bad key"
> Any pointers?
These are the options I picked up out of the archives somewhere
and they've been working like a charm:
I routinely have to decrypt traffic from First-Teams, sometimes
once a week or so, sometimes several times a day, that is pgp-2.6.x
encrypted, conventional encryption. This was the incantation that made
it all work with gpg-1.0.3.
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