understanding what gnugp can do

Lars Hecking lhecking@nmrc.ie
Mon, 23 Oct 2000 16:44:02 +0100

Stephen Adler writes:

> gnupg'ers,
> I'm new to this software pcakage and looking through the minihowto it
> looks like gnupg performs the basic encryption and decryption work
> but is not part of a mail system persay. Can someone point me to a
> a Free Software mail client which interfaces with gnupg? If I'm
> using an existing mail client which uses pgp, can openpg be a dropin
> replacement like openSSH is for ssh?
To replace pgp (where that is possible) gpg must be run with the correct command line options. There's a wrapper to call gpg with pgp 2.6.x compatible options at http://muppet.faveve.uni-stuttgart.de/~gero/gpg-2comp/. Furthermore, for full pgp 2.6.x compatibility you need a version of gpg that supports the rsa and idea algorithms. Rsa is part of gpg since 1.0.3, and an external plugin for idea is available separately. The latter cannot be distributed as part of gpg for patent/copyright reasons. ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/pub/gcrypt/ No doubt someone else will point out the other issues I forgot ;-) -- Archive is at http://lists.gnupg.org - Unsubscribe by sending mail with a subject of "unsubscribe" to gnupg-users-request@gnupg.org