File size limit?

Lee McKenna
Thu, 07 Sep 2000 08:51:57 -0500

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I should have mentioned, I'm using version 1.0.2 as it installs as a "port"
from FreeBSD 4.1 ports collection.


Lee McKenna wrote:

> Is there a file size limit that gpg can handle?
> I've encrypted several large (greater than 3.5GB) files and when I try
> to decrypt I get the following:
> gpg: Warning: using insecure memory!
> gpg: public key is 85B42F83
> You need a passphrase to unlock the secret key for
> user: "Lee McKenna (LodgeNet) <>"
> 1024-bit ELG-E key, ID 85B42F83, created 2000-06-09 (main key ID
> 9604F356)
> gpg: 3DES encrypted data
> gpg: original file name='9198.mpg'
> gpg: [don't know]: invalid packet (ctb=57) near 281685836
> gpg: [don't know]: invalid packet (ctb=61) near 281685837
> gpg: packet(2) with unknown version 99
> ./gotoit2: line 5: 2201 Bus error (core dumped) gpg -v
> --output 9198.mpg.decrypted --decrypt 9198.mpg.gpg
> I'm running on FreeBSD-4.1-stable. I've tried the Windows version to
> with similar results. I've tried changing the key length to 768, I've
> tried different cyphers like Blowfish, etc.
> Interesting to note that if I encrypt using a symmetric key by supplying
> a simple passphrase, everything works fine.
> Anyone else run into this problem?
> Thanks.
> --Lee
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