Use of RSA keys in Gnupg

Fri, 20 Oct 2000 23:41:16 +0100

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On Fri, 20 Oct 2000 16:52:24 -0500
"Stark, Roman" <> wrote:

Stark,> I posted this a few days ago once, does anybody have any ideas?  I still
Stark,> have not been successful at using an RSA key to decrypt in gpg.

Which version of PGP were you using to generate the RSA keys?  Using Windows
98, I have found the same using RSA keys generated by PGP 2.6.3 (or
variants); however, RSA keys generated by PGP 5.x to 6.5.8 seem to work with
GPG.  PGP 7.0, however, generates RSA keys as "Legacy" keys and these are
different to RSA keys generated by PGP 5.x to 6.5.8 and I understand (though
as I do not have PGP 7.0 I cannot check this) they will have problems in
being accepted by GPG.

The next question is: why use RSA keys?  What application are you using them
for?  If to use with remailers, they will often ask for RSA keys but are
happy to accept keys generated by PGP 5.x to PGP 6.5.8 (there are programs
for use with remailers which also use nym servers and will not work with PGP

Graham <>

Version: GnuPG v1.0.3 (MingW32)
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