RSA support

Jiejun Kong jkong@CS.UCLA.EDU
Sun, 29 Oct 2000 12:22:25 -0800

> [Sunday, 29/10/2000] Jiejun Kong:
> > For example, here is a sample message I got (even after I imported all
> > PGP keys into GNU-PG):
> >
> > $ gpg encrypted-by-pgp-rsa.pgp
> > gpg: Warning: using insecure memory!
> > gpg: protection algorithm 1 is not supported
> > gpg: encrypted with 1024-bit RSA key, ID 5A66A2A1, created 2000-10-29
> > "jiejun"
> > gpg: public key decryption failed: unknown cipher algorithm
> RSA keys are properly handled. It's the cipher used that causes you problems.
> PGP uses a cipher (called IDEA) which is patented and cannot be included
> in gnupg. However if you are running gnupg for private use, you might be able
> to use the 'idea' module, found in the gnupg ftp archive. The file 'idea.c'
> includes instructions, how to compile and use it with gnupg.
> Good luck.
Ok, perhaps I've got it. So it is PGP who relates IDEA and RSA together. In GNU-PG, IDEA and RSA are independently handled. Thanks a lot, --- Jiejun -- Archive is at - Unsubscribe by sending mail with a subject of "unsubscribe" to